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Community 
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts 




Quick Facts 


Incorporated 


May, 1655 


Type of Government 


Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, 
Representative Town Meeting 


County 


Middlesex 


Land Area 


22.54 Square Miles 


Public Road Miles 2001 


186.99 


Population 2003 Census 


31,148 


Median Family Income 


$82,676 


Tax Rate FY2001 


$13.13 (Residential & Commercial) 


Median Home Value FY2001 


$320,799 


Median Tax Bill FY2001 


$4,212 


Operating Budget FY2004 


$82,559,224 


Web Site 


www.TownofChelmsford.us 



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ADMINISTRATION 




BOARDS &COMMITTEES 




Board of Selectmen 


1 


Arts & Technology Education 




Town Manager's Office 


2 


Fund (ATEF) 26 




Finance Office 


4 


Celebrations Committee 26 




Town Clerk & Registrars 


6 


Commission on Disabilities 27 
Cultural Council 27 




PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT 




Historical Commission 27 




(Community Development) 




Holiday Decorating 




Planning Board 


8 


Committee 28 




Board of Appeals 


8 


Finance Committee 29 




Conservation Commission 


8 






Historic District Commission 


9 


COMMITTEE & 

COMMISSION LIST 30 




PUBLIC EDUCATION 








Chelmsford Public Schools 


10 


TOWN MEETING ELECTED 




NASHOBA Valley Tech 


11 


REPRESENTATIVES 33 




PUBLIC SAFETY 




ELECTED TOWN 




Police Department 


12 


OFFICIALS 36 




Fire Department 


13 






Building Department 


14 


PHONE DIRECTORY 38 




PUBLIC WORKS 








Engineering 


15 
15 
15 






Public Buildings 


MEETING SCHEDULE 




Parks Division 


Selectmen Town Offices 




Sewer Division 


15 


7:00p.m. ~ Every other Monday 




Highway Division 


16 


School Committee Parker School 




Sewer Commission 


16 


7:30 p.m. ~ Every other Tuesday 




Recycling Committee 


16 


Planning Board Town Offices 




Cemetery Commission 


17 


7:00 p.m. ~ 2 nd & 4 th Wednesday 

Appeals Board Town Offices 

7:00 p.m. ~ 2 nd & 4 th Thursday 




HUMAN SERVICES 




Conservation Commission Town Offices 




Council on Aging / 




8:00 p.m. ~ 1st & 3rd Tuesday 




Senior Center 


18 


Board of Health Town Offices 




Veteran Services 


19 


7:00 p.m. ~ 1 st Monday of Month 




Housing Authority 


20 


Housing Authority 10 Wilson Street 




Library 


21 


7:30 p.m. ~ 1 st Tuesday of Month 




Board of Health 


23 


For current meeting schedule visit the Town web 




Recreation 


25 


site at: www.TownofChelmsford.us 





Chelmsford Public Library 

25 Boston Road 

Chelmsford, MA 01824 



Board of 
Selectmen 



Stuart Weisfeldt 
Chairman 

Fiscal year 2004 was an active and productive 
period for the Town of Chelmsford. I would like 
to take this opportunity to highlight some notable 
accomplishments and update you on some of the 
activities of the Board of Selectmen. 

With a state grant of over $ 1 .5 million we have 
installed three sets of signals and made 
intersection changes at various locations in and 
around the Center. Due to state financial issues 
the schedule for this project was modified on 
several occasions. However, after negotiations 
with Mass Highway the work in the Center began 
in the fall of 2003 and is now nearly complete. 
Enhancements to the Town Common in 
conjunction with the traffic improvements have 
included installation of period lighting, planting 
trees and other landscaping, and defined 
pedestrian improvements. 

In addition to the other infrastructure changes we 
are working with the utility companies to replace 
existing poles and wires throughout the Center 
with underground utilities. These plans were 
initially expected to begin construction 2002. 
Unfortunately, the task of coordinating the 
utilities design has been more complex. We now 
expect the design will begin in the fall of 2004 
with full completion by 2007. 




In April 2004, the Town approved a $3 1 million 
secondary schools renovation proposal for a debt 
exemption. The project includes re-use of space 
in McCarthy and Parker Middle schools to create 
classroom and library space, better building 
circulation, and improved arts space. At the High 
School the science labs will be re-built and 
expanded as school administration central office 
vacates space and moves to another municipal 
building and an auditorium is built and added onto 
the existing structure. At all three buildings, basic 
repairs will be made including roofs, windows, 
heating, electrical, plumbing, etc. A committee 
has been established and appointed to execute this 
program through recommendations to the Town 
Manager for contract awards and scope of work. 
The project is expected to be completed by the 
fall of 2007. 

Finally, the Board of Selectmen welcomed its 
newest member, Thomas Newcomb, following 
the April 2004 election. Tom is a graduate of 
Chelmsford High School, the University of 
Lowell and Suffolk University Law School. His 
law practice, Newcomb and Associates, is located 
in Central Square. Tom will be liaison to 
Northern Middlesex Council of Government, and 
the Chelmsford School Committee. He will also 
serve on the Secondary School Building 
Committee as the Selectmen representative. 

A special thank you is extended to Tom Moran 
for his service to the Town as a member of the 
Board of Selectmen from 1998-2004. 

In closing, I want to express my thanks to our 
Town Manager and all of our employees who 
serve the public every day with professionalism 
and dedication. Also, I want to thank the many 
residents who donate their time and expertise to 
the Town by serving on boards, committees, and 
special events. 



Board of Selectmen, Left to Right: 

Philip Eliopoulos, Vice Chairman, William Dalton, 

Stuart Weisfeldt , Chairman, Michael McCall, 

Thomas Newcomb, Clerk. 



Town 
Manager 



Bernard F. Lynch 
Town Manager 




The year that ended on June 30, 2004 can best be 
described as a continuation of the issues and 
conditions which had marked the previous two 
years as attention and resources were focused 
upon managing through difficult fiscal and 
economic conditions, and the search for a solution 
to the identified facility needs at our middle 
schools and high school. 

Financially, the year was marked by another 
round of reduced state aid and meager growth in 
other local revenues. Our ability to survive these 
conditions was made possible by the efforts to 
control employee health insurance costs that were 
finalized in May of 2003, holding the line on 
other costs including our collective bargaining 
agreements and the utilization of some of our 
fiscal reserves beyond the amount that we had 
anticipated using as part of our multi-year 
financial plan. A lack of budget surplus at the 
conclusion of FY03 prevented us from re- 
capitalizing our reserves as had been planned. In 
the long term it will be necessary for us to regain 
control of these reserves. However, in the short 
term it made sense during the fiscal year to retain 
service levels at the expense of some of these 
reserves. Overall, our continued management of 
our reserves provides us with the financial 
stability that many other municipalities are 
lacking. As a result we were able to retain our 
bond rating while many communities experienced 
downgrades. The picture for FY05 and the near 
future is more positive with some greater revenue 
growth at the state and local level. 



Beyond finances, the primary issue throughout the 
year was finding a satisfactory solution to our 
school facility needs. To this end a new 
committee was established in August of 2003 
called the School Facilities Working Group which 
was comprised of Selectmen Tom Moran and Phil 
Eliopoulos, School Committee members Evelyn 
Thoren and Tom Mills, and co-chaired by School 
Superintendent Dick Moser and myself. Over the 
course of five months of reviewing data and prior 
plans and using the services of an architect a new 
$3 1 million plan was created to address the 
primary issues of building conditions, space and 
deficiencies in the educational program at the two 
middle schools and high school. The plan calls for 
adding an auditorium and renovating and 
expanding the science labs at the High School as 
well as making a variety of building repairs 
including replacing the roof and the HVAC 
system. At the McCarthy School there would be 
building repairs including replacing the roof, 
windows and heating system; but also reusing 
existing space to relocate and enlarge the Library 
and create four new classrooms. Finally, at 
Parker Middle School there would be similar 
building repairs, the addition of four new modular 
classrooms and the expansion of the Library 
space. The plan was met with general community 
support and passed overwhelmingly as a 
Proposition 2 Vi exemption at the April election. 
Key to the vote was a phased in implementation 
schedule which coincides with the decreasing 
payments for the sewer project thereby limiting 
the impact on annual property taxes. In May of 
2004 a committee was appointed to oversee and 
coordinate the implementation of this project 
which is expected to be completed by 2007. 

Hand in hand with the creation of this building 
plan the School Superintendent and I also used 
2004 to work on a strategy to prioritize the 
maintenance of our buildings and grounds through 
a combined and consolidated department. This 
structure will provide a separate and distinct 
budget, centralized leadership, professional 
expertise and economies of scale that should 



provide us with greater value for our investments 
in maintenance and enable us to better protect that 
community's assets. I expect that we will begin 
to implement this combined maintenance program 
in FY05 with full phase-in by 2007. 

During FY04 we also saw the implementation of 
the long awaited Central Square traffic project 
which includes signalization at three intersections, 
adjustments in road widths and alignments, better 
lane delineation and pedestrian improvements. 
The project also included streetscape elements 
such as brick sidewalks and period lighting as 
well as enhanced landscaping with the planting of 
trees, shrubs and flowers along with larger 
grassed areas where pavement had previously 
existed. In FY05 this part of the comprehensive 
Center project will be completed and other 
elements will commence including the depression 
of the utilities and the construction of the very 
long awaited bike path which will go through the 
Center. In the end, Chelmsford will have an 
attractive and fully functional Town center that 
will serve as a focus of the community. The 
traffic elements of the project do, and will 
continue to, need fine tuning as patterns change 
over time. A key change that is anticipated is the 
opening of a widened Route 3 in FY05. This 
project was to be completed in FY04 but has been 
delayed by a number of factors. Ultimately, it is 
expected that this enlarged roadway will keep 
vehicles from using Chelmsford Center as a cut- 
through route to other destinations. Such a 
change is essential as the local roads cannot be 
designed to accommodate the current volume of 
vehicles. 

In the upcoming year we will continue to push 
forward on these issues of facilities, traffic and 
transportation enhancements and maintaining and 
improving our financial and fiscal stability. These 



efforts build upon the great strides that have been 
made through the years and particularly the past 
decade in making Chelmsford such a high quality 
and affordable community. These 
accomplishments and the quality of Chelmsford 
as a local government and as place to live and do 
business have been noted by the credit rating 
agencies, business journals and other media 
sources. In April of 2004 Boston Magazine 
recognized Chelmsford as the 4 th best place to live 
in eastern Massachusetts noting the quality of the 
Town and its affordability. 

In 2005, we will recognize all of these 
achievements and Chelmsford's long history 
when we observe 350 years of incorporation as a 
municipal government. There will be a year long 
series of events that will provide us with 
opportunities to join together as a community, to 
celebrate the Town's achievements, to consider 
how we have grown and changed, and to look 
forward to a future of further endeavors. 
As always, I want to thank the members of the 
Board of Selectmen for their direction and support 
during the year including Bill Dalton, Philip 
Eliopoulos, Michael McCall, Thomas Moran, 
Thomas Newcomb and Stuart Weisfeldt. I also 
want to recognize and thank the Department 
managers and town employees for their dedication 
and efforts. In particular, I want to thank the staff 
of the Executive Office, which has included 
Marian Currier Donna Mcintosh, Janet Murphy 
and Jeanne Parziale. 

In closing, let me thank all of the citizens of 
Chelmsford for the opportunity to work on your 
behalf as your Town Manager. I look forward to 
continuing the direction in which we are heading 
to make Chelmsford an even better community. 



Finance 
Department 



Charles F. Mansfield 

Finance Director/Treasurer/Tax Collector 

The town's financial management is strong. The 
Fiscal Year 2003 ending fund balance was $4.9 
million, or an adequate 5.7% of operating 
expenditures. The town has added reserves in the 
stabilization fund of over $6.9 million, or 8.0% of 
operating expenditures. Chelmsford fund balance 
policy is to maintain the stabilization fund 
between 5%-10% of operating expenditures. The 
town expects to end fiscal 2004 with a surplus, 
despite a reduction in state aid in excess of $3.0 
million. 

As a result of the employment opportunities in 
and outside of the town, unemployment has 
historically been below state and national levels 
and is currently at 4.5%. Assessed valuation has 
been increasing strongly at an average annual 
12% since 1998 to over $4.2 billion in 2004, 
bringing the per capita assessed valuation (AV) to 
a very high $1 15,000. The tax base is diverse, 
with the 10 leading taxpayers accounting for only 
4.2% of total AV. Wealth and income levels are 
high, as demonstrated by median household 
effective buying income at 1 39% of state and 
174% of national averages. 

The overall debt burden is moderate on a per 
capita basis at $2,004, but low on a market value 
basis at 1 .7%. The debt service carrying charge is 
manageable at 11% of expenditures; amortization 
is rapid with 66% of principal retired in 10 years. 
Chelmsford is planning to issue around $2.5 
million annually for various capital improvements 
and about $6-$7 million annually for sewer 
projects. The Town is rated AA by Standard & 
Poor's (municipal bond rating agency.) 

The Town has continued to improve its long-term 
financial position through the preparation and 
adherence to five-year fiscal forecasts and 
strategic planning. This planning addresses 
operating costs, debt, facility needs, and financial 
reserves. 



Assessing Division 

The Board is responsible for the full and fair 
market valuation of the approximate 13,900 real 
and personal property parcels within the 
community as of January 1 st of the fiscal year. 
Fiscal Year 2004 was the tri-annual revaluation 
year for the Town of Chelmsford as mandated by 
the Department of Revenue. Valuations on single 
family homes increased 13% to 15% while 
condominiums and multifamily homes rose 
slightly higher. In recent years it has been the 
policy of the Assessors to review the valuations 
annually in order to maintain accurate and current 
assessments. The tax rate for the fiscal year 
decreased to $13.13 from the previous fiscal year 
of $14.05. The real estate valuations through CY 
2003 still showed signs of appreciation however 
not as robust as in the past two years. 

In addition, the Board is responsible for the 
administration and abatement of the approximate 
30,000 excise bills that are issued through several 
commitments annually by the Registry of Motor 
Vehicles. 

The Board wishes to take this opportunity to 
thank the staff of the Assessor's office for all their 
hard work and dedication through the year. As 
previously mentioned FY04 was a revaluation 
year for the Town of Chelmsford, requiring 
additional work while still maintaining the 
excellent service the public has come to expect. 
Particular thanks go to Nancy Maher, Elaine 
McBride, Elaine Myers and Kathryn Bianchi, all 
of whom are invaluable. 

Accounting /Annual Audit 

The Accounting Division is responsible for record 
keeping of all financial transactions of the Town; 
processing of all bills, warrants, receipts, payroll 
and ledgers; and supplies departments with 
financial reports and payroll information. The 
Accounting Division ensures the Town is in 
compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting 
Principals, Federal and State laws, and Town 
Meeting authorizations. 

In accordance with Section 6-7 of the Town 
Charter the Board of Selectmen annually 



Finance 
Department 

designate an independent public accountant or firm of accountants to audit the books and accounts of the 
Town as provided for in Massachusetts General Laws. This requirement was completed in Fiscal 2001 by 
R.E. Brown & Company, P.C. of Mendon, MA. 

Presented here from the annual audit is the Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenses, and Changes in 
Fund Balances for All Governmental Fund Types and Expendable Trusts for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 
2001. For a complete explanation of the Town's Fund structure and how it differs from the "budgetary basis" 
presented above, readers may refer to Appendix C of the annual budget document. 

In the coming year the Finance Department will continue to promote the highest degree of public credibility 
and confidence in its operations by fostering fiscal accountability, efficiency, and integrity in all aspects of 
operations. 



TOWN OF CHELMSFORD, MASSACHUSETTS 

GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS 

STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE; 

Fl SCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2003 



REVENUES: 

REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY "AXES, 

NETOFTAXREOINCS 
MOTOR VEHICLE AND OTHER EXO SE TAXES 
HOTEL/MOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX 
PENALTIES AND INTEREST ON TAXES 
INTERGOVERNMENTAL 
CHARGES FOR SERVICES 
SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS 
INVESTMENT INCOME 
CONTRIBUTIONS 8, DONATIONS 
DEPARTMENTAL AND OTHER' 

TOTAL REVENUES 

EXPENDITURES: 

CURRENT 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

PUBUC SAFETY 

EDUCATION 

PUBUC WORKS 

CEMETERY 

HUMAN SERVICES 

CULTURE 8. RECREATION 

EMFLOYEE BENEFITS 
STATE fi. COUNTY ASSESSMENTS 
C€BT SERVICE 

PRINCIPAL 

INTEREST 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES 



EXCESS (DEFICIENCY) OF REVENUES OVER EXPENDTRJRES 

OTHER FINANCING SOURCES IUSES1 

PROCEEDS FROM BONDS ANDNOTES 
OPERATING TRANSFERS IN 
OPERATING TRANSFERS OUT 

TOTAL OTHER FINANCING SOURCES (USES) 

NET CHANGE IN FUND BALANCES 

FUND BALANCES AT BEGINNING OF YEAR 

FUND BALANCES AT END OF YEAR 











NONMAJOR 


TOTAL 




SEWER 


SEWER 




GOVERNMENTAL 


GOVERNMENTAL 


GENERAL 


CONSTRUCTION 


BETTERMENTS 


STABILIZATION 


FUNDS 


FUNDS 


J 53.146.879 


t 


$ 


$ 


i 


t 53.146.879 


4.1*1.353 


- 






. 


4.194,853 


244.363 








. 


244,363 


237.234 


. 


. 






237,234 


21033.626 




- 




3.752.286 


25.735.912 




• 


2,940.288 




3,346.706 


3346,708 
2.940,288 


436.S56 


- 


• 


161.389 


93.472 
371344 


741,717 
371.344 


3.765.394 








1.066110 
8,629.920 


4,821.504 


84.099.205 




2,940.286 


161.389 


95.830.802 


2.445.209 








1.079 745 


3.524.954 


8.936.3S2 


. 


. 




5.251.147 


14.138.029 


42.825,042 


. 






6.339 700 


49,164.742 


5972,907 


4 822.703 


. 




1,352,760 


12.148.370 


264.305 


. 








264,305 


607.411 


. 


. 




621825 


1.229.236 


1.350,385 


. 


- 




1.012 821 


2,363.206 


14.307,521 


_ 


. 






14.307.521 


260.986 


- 






- 


280.936 


6.021.369 


_ 








6.021.969 


3 736.396 










3.736,396 


86 729 012 


4 822 703 
(4.822.703) 






15.657 998 


107,209 714 


(2.629.803) 


2.940.283 


16I.389 


(7.023.078) 


(11.378.912) 




5.625.216 






2.225,000 


7.650.216 


3.094.076 




. 


400.000 


97113 


3.591,169 


(497.113) 




(1,442 053) 


(1,550.000) 


( 102.023) 


(3,591.189) 


2596.963 


5 625 216 


(1442 053) 


(1.160.000) 


2.220 090 


7.850.216 


(32.345) 


802.513 


1.498.235 


:988.61l) 


(4,307.933) 


(3.528.696) 


4.940.769 


(3,277,848] 


4,809,377 


7.921.909 


10,600 937 


24.995.644 


$ 4.997.924 


t 12475.335) 


I 6.308.112 


$ 6.933.293 


$ 5.792.949 


$ 21.466.948 



See accompanying notts to the basic financial statemtnts 



Town Clerk 
& Registrars 



Elizabeth L. Delaney 
Town Clerk 

For being a non election year the Clerk's Office was busy. We have 
speed lined a portion of the election preparation and have converted 
hard information into computer files. There was a Special Town 
Meeting on January 16th. Due to the passage of an article from that 
meeting, pertaining to renovation of Schools, a special 
election was called for by the Board of Selectmen. It was held on 
Tuesday March 4 th . The Annual Town Election was held on Tuesday 
April 1 st . The Annual Town Meeting was held on April 28 th with an 
adjourned session on May 1 st . The Annual Fall Town Meeting was on 
October 20 th The State is creating new election laws in order to meet 
the guidelines set forth by the Federal Government called Help 
America Vote Act. These laws will 
have to be complied with in 2004. 

I would like to thank my office staff Raymonde R. Legrand, Assistant Town Clerk, Bernadette Gilet, 
Principal Clerk, Mary- Jane Comeau, part time clerk and all election workers for assisting me through out the 
year in 2004. 



TOWN CLERK'S 


VITAL STATISTICS 


Sporting Licenses 


520 


Dog Licenses 


3103 


Kennel Licenses 


4 


Birth (Inc) 


355 


Deaths 


322 


Marriages 


187 


Intentions 


183 




Voting Strength as of December 31, 2003 Enrolled Voters 



Precincts 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


9 


TOTAL 


Democrats 


597 


624 


559 


587 


576 


632 


584 


644 


552 


5355 


Republicans 


363 


294 


275 


315 


370 


372 


407 


371 


389 


3156 


Unenrolled 


1324 


1179 


1373 


1246 


1380 


1428 


1535 


1336 


1499 


12300 


Libertarian 


8 


19 


14 


20 


17 


9 


9 


12 


13 


121 


Inter. 3rd Party 


2 








1 


2 


2 





3 




11 


Reform 























2 




3 


Rainbow Coalition 


3 





2 


7 





2 


1 


3 




19 


Socialist 




























1 


Greenparty USA 





3 





1 








1 








5 


Conservative 





1 























1 


TOTAL 


2297 


2120 


2223 


2177 


2345 


2445 


2537 


2371 


2457 


20972 



Community 
Development 



Andrew Sheehan, 

Community Development Coordinator 

Fiscal Year 2004 saw a lot of activity in the 
Community Development Department. The three- 
person Department staffs the Planning Board, 
Conservation Commission, and Zoning Board of 
Appeals. The Department is also responsible for 
managing community and economic development 
projects, grant administration, coordinating 
improvements to conservation lands, and 
interfacing with residents, developers, and other 
municipal staff. 

The department continued to develop the Town's 
Geographic Information System (GIS). Working 
with a consultant, the Department is developing 
data layers for the GIS. These data layers 
comprise the graphical features of the GIS. Data 
include zoning, wetlands, floodplains, and aquifer 
protection areas. The Department also issued a 
Request for Proposals to hire a consultant to take 
aerial photographs of the Town for the purpose of 
developing town-wide photogrammetry. The 
photogrammetry will plot all the physical features 
in Town, including roads, sidewalks, utility poles, 
manhole covers, catch basins, waterways, 
buildings, and parking lots, as well as the 
topography of the Town. The photogrammetry 
will be the basis upon which the GIS will be 
developed in the future. The Town's GIS 
technician is Trillium Levine, who is also the 
conservation officer and Board of Appeals 
administrator. 

The Department provides project management for 
the Central Square Utility Conversion Project, in 
which all overhead utilities will be placed 
underground. This project was initiated in 1999 
with the passage of a bylaw by Town Meeting. 
The Department works with the utility companies 
(Massachusetts Electric, Verizon, and Comcast) 
to coordinate the preparation of the construction 
plans, acquire easements from private properly 
owners, and as a point of contact with residents, 
businesses, and others. It is anticipated that the 
first phase of construction will be put out to bid in 
2004, with construction to commence in spring 
2005. 



The Department coordinates the local effort to 
construct the Bruce N. Freeman Bike Path. The 
Path will run from the Lowell/Chelmsford line, 
through the center of Chelmsford, roughly parallel 
to Route 27, through South Chelmsford Center, 
into Westford, and terminating at Route 225 at the 
Westford/Carlisle town line. The bid documents 
and permitting are complete and it is hoped that 
the Massachusetts Highway Department, the 
project sponsor, will put the project out to bid in 
2004 with construction commencing in spring 
2005. The two year construction project should be 
complete in late 2006. Groups in Acton and 
Concord are working to extend the trail to the 
south. Eventually, it is hoped the trail will go all 
the way to Sudbury. 

The Department completed the Wellhead 
Protection project in Fiscal 2004. The project was 
paid for with a $30,000 State grant and local 
match money from the Town, Chelmsford Water 
District, and North Chelmsford Water District. 
The project identified threats to public water 
supply wellhead protection areas in the Stony 
Brook watershed, in the northern and western 
portions of Chelmsford. Testing for contaminants 
in stormwater runoff was one component of the 
project, which also proposed protection measures 
to improve protection of wellhead areas. 

The Department worked with a number of Eagle 
Scout and Gold Scout candidates. The projects 
these young people did made improvements to 
various conservation lands. These volunteers are 
the primary source of labor for maintaining and 
improving conservation lands. 

The Department provides primary staff support to 
the Board of Appeals for the review of affordable 
housing projects proposed under G. L. c. 40B. 
These projects, in which the Board of Appeals can 
waive any local regulations for projects which set 
aside a portion of housing units as affordable, 
consume an enormous amount of staff and Board 
time. Community Development Staff reviews the 
projects for completeness, coordinates the review 
by other municipal departments, advises the 
Board, interfaces with the developers and 
residents, and prepares the final decisions for the 
Board. Four 40B projects were reviewed in 



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FY2004, while several other projects moved into 
the construction and occupancy stages. 

Community Development Department staff 
consists of Andrew Sheehan, Community 
Development Coordinator, Trillium Levine, 
Conservation Officer, and Kellie Hebert, 
Community Development Principal Clerk. 

Planning Board 

The Planning Board is responsible for insuring 
that the development of land in Chelmsford meets 
the criteria set forth in state and local land use 
regulations. The process involves the review of 
lot divisions, definitive and preliminary 
subdivisions, site plans, and special permits. The 
Planning Board strives to maintain the character 
of Chelmsford and enforce the provisions of the 
1997 Master Plan. 

The Planning Board reviewed 6 significant 
commercial and industrial developments or 
expansion projects totaling almost 1 10,000 square 
feet of floor space. The Board also reviewed the 
following: 

14 Site Plans 

4 Minor Site Plans 

22 Approval Not Required Plans 

3 Definitive Subdivisions creating 10 lots 

1 Paper Street Construction Project 

1 Preliminary Subdivision 

Members Susan Carter Sullivan and Charles 
Wojtas were both reelected to the Planning Board. 
Pamela Armstrong served as Board Chairman 
from April 2003 to 2004. Christopher Garrahan 
was named Board Chairman for the 2004/2005 
term. In October 2003, Kellie Hebert became the 
Planning Board Administrator in the Office of 
Community Development. 



Planning Board Members: 

• Christopher Garrahan, Chair 
2004/2005, Vice Chair 2003/2004 

• Pamela Armstrong, Chair 2003/2004 

• Charles Wojtas, Vice Chair 
2004/2005 

• Robert Joyce, Clerk 2004/2005 

• Robert Morse, Clerk 2003/2004 

• Susan Carter Sullivan 

• James Good 

• Michael Pacitto, Alternate 

Board of Appeals 

The Board of Appeals hears petitions for 
Variances, Special Permits, Comprehensive 
Permits, and appeals of the Building Inspector's 
rulings. The Board remained busy in FY2004, 
granting 29 Variances and 12 Special Permits; 
and denying 7 Variances and 1 Special Permit. 

The Board also remained busy with 
Comprehensive Permit applications filed under 
Chapter 40b, approving 2 during the fiscal year; 
monitoring the progress of two Comprehensive 
Permit project under construction; two that were 
approved and appealed to the courts; and opened 
hearings on two other Comprehensive Permit 
projects. The Town's percentage of affordable 
housing units increased from 4.81% to 5.4%. 

Conservation Commission 

The Commission continued to make 
improvements to its reservations, town forests, 
and conservation lands. The Commission put to 
bid the limited timber harvest at Thanksgiving 
Forest that had been approved in fall of 2002. A 
delay in permitting caused the harvest to be 
delayed. It is now expected to take place in the 
fall or winter of 2004. The Commission 
authorized minor repairs on the Cranberry Bog 
Reservation dam that holds back water for the 
operating bog in Carlisle. The work encompassed 
in Phase One of the Master Plan for Red Wing 
Farm on Maple Road (including landscaping and 
initial construction activities) commenced. Work 
will be done by volunteers, Boy and Girl Scouts, 
and contractors. Money for the initial work was 
provided through a Community Preservation Fund 
appropriation. Rehabilitation of the Lime Quarry 
Reservation parking lot was begun, and will be 



completed in the fall of 2004. It too was funded 
through a Community Preservation Fund 
appropriation. The Commission's Open Space & 
Recreation Plan (OSRP) was conditionally 
approved by the State Division of Conservation 
Services, making the Commission eligible to 
pursue grant funds for open space acquisition. The 
final OSRP should be approved before the end of 
2004. 

The Town's GIS capabilities are expanding, and a 
web-based viewer will be available to the public 
in the fall of 2004. An expanded Conservation 
website will be accessible in the fall of 2004, 
which includes maps, history and other 
information on each Commission property. 



As has been the case for several decades, the 
majority of the Conservation Commission's time 
was devoted to wetlands protection. The 
Commission reviewed a total of 67 permit 
applications under the Massachusetts Wetlands 
Protection Act and Chelmsford Wetlands Bylaw. 
Of these applications, 21 were Notices of Intent, 
44 were Requests for Determination of 
Applicability, and two were Abbreviated Notices 
of Resource Area Delineation. The Commission 
also continues to monitor the widening of Route 
3, the town wide sewer project, and other 
construction projects. 




Members from rear left: 

Robert Morse, Pamela 

Armstrong, Susan Carter 

Sullivan, Michael Pacitto 

(Alternate), 

From front left: Vice Chair 

Charlie Wojtas, Chairman 

Christopher Garrahan, Clerk 

Robert Joyce 

Not pictured: James Good 



Historic District Commission 
Kathleen Howe, Chairman 

The Historic District Commission functions as a regulatory commission for the benefit of the Town. A small 
area of the Town's center section is under the Commission's authority. The objective of the Historic District 
Commission is to provide an expeditious application and review relative to the physical modifications to the 
residences and businesses within the District. Regular meetings are held on the first Monday of each month 
at the Town Offices. 



During fiscal year 2004, the Commission received 17 applications for review and 17 applications were 
accepted. Three public hearings were held and 14 public hearings were waived. Five Certificates of 
Appropriateness, 10 Certificates of Non-Applicability and two Certificates of Hardship were issued. 



Public 
Education 



Richard H Moser, Ph.D. 
Superintendent of Schools 

Chelmsford Public Schools 

The membership of the Chelmsford School Committee at the end of the 2004 calendar year included Mrs. 
Sheila Pichette Chair; Mr. Angelo Taranto, Vice Chair; Mrs. Evelyn Thoren, Secretary; Mrs. Cheryl Perkins, 
Member at Large; Mr. Tom Mills Member at Large; and Daniel Lindquist, Student Representative. Central 
administration for the Chelmsford School Department included Dr. Richard Moser, Superintendent of 
Schools; Dr. Karen Mazza, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction; Mr. Robert 
Cruickshank, Business Manager; Mrs. Dory Toppan, Director of Personnel; and Mr. Bruce Forster, Director 
of Educational Technology and Information Services. 

The most salient issue for 2004 was again the pursuit of a successful community vote on facilities projects for 
Chelmsford High School, McCarthy Middle School, and Parker Middle School. Following two failed votes 
during the 2002-03 school year, a newly formed committee, School Facilities Working Group (SFWG) 
developed a revised proposal more acceptable to Chelmsford voters. A plan for $3 1 ,000,000 of renovation 
and new construction was finally approved. 

The facilities plan includes major improvements to the infrastructure, i.e. heating, ventilating, plumbing, 
electric work, etc., to all three secondary schools, as well as limited new construction. Parker and McCarthy 
libraries will be expanded to include additional library space for middle school students. Temporary 
classrooms will be added to Parker Middle School to provide additional instructional space. And, a new 
school auditorium will be added to Chelmsford High School, along with a major science wing renovation and 
additional classrooms for science instruction. 

A second issue which continues to be important to the future of the Chelmsford Public Schools is our 
increasing enrollment. Below is a chart detailing our actual K - 12 enrollment for FY 03 and FY 04, as well 
as projected enrollment for FY 05. 



SCHOOL 


FY 03 

Actual 


FY 04 
Actual 


FY 05 
Projected 


ELEMENTARY 
MIDDLE 
HIGH SCHOOL 
TOTAL 


2,216 
1,792 
1,707 


2,228 
1790 
1,724 


2,207 
1,796 
1,771 


5,715 


5,742 


5,774 



While enrollment is increasing at a modest pace system-wide, the increase at Chelmsford High School will 
further stress the use of the facility. 

A final issue worthy of attention includes the status of our current and future budgets. Our actual budget for 
the 2002-03 school year was $41,001,553, and $40,450,000 for the 2003-04 school year. The decrease was a 
function of declining local revenue and a reduction in State Aid. It is anticipated that our budget for the 
2004-05 school year will be $41,300,000. 

The Chelmsford School Committee continues to commit to the mission of our school system for all 

students "to cultivate the development of students into self-confident, lifelong learners and responsible 

citizens who possess personal integrity and the ability to succeed in a global society." The Chelmsford 
School Committee welcomes input from our community on school programs and looks forward to a positive 
future for our school district. 



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Judith L. Klimkiewicz, 
NASHOBA Superintendent 

Nashoba Valley Technical High School 

Nashoba will be celebrating its 35 th Jubilee and 
the grand opening of the new building this year! 
Many events will be planned throughout the 
school year. 

The school has added two new programs to begin 
this year as well. Cosmetology will begin with 
the opening of school and Theatre Arts/TV Media 
will begin in January. 

MCAS INTENSIVE PROGRAMS 

Nashoba has an MCAS Summer Program for 
incoming students and current students free of 
charge. 

MCAS Academies in English and Math are 
provided for freshmen and sophomores during the 
school day. Academic Success Center is an after 
school program for ninth through twelfth grade 
students focusing on individualized assistance in 
areas of weakness. Individual Student Success 
Plans assigns students with a mentor who will 
identify areas of weakness and work with 
Academy Teachers, Success Center Tutors, and 
the student's regular academic teachers to help the 
student improve on these targeted areas. Tutoring 
sessions focus on improving students' 
achievement. Eleventh Grade Academies allow 
any student needing to retake the MCAS exam the 
opportunity to attend an upper class English and 
Math Academy. 

SPECIAL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS 

College preparatory courses are available in 
all core subjects. Foreign language is offered 
all four years for interested students. 
Juniors who are eligible may elect to enter the 



Dual Enrollment Program and take their junior 
and senior year at a community or state college 
facility in Massachusetts or New Hampshire. 

STUDENT A CTIVITIES 

Nashoba sponsors an extensive program in intra- 
scholastic sports including varsity teams in ten 
high school sports with equal opportunities for 
both male and female students. Other 
extracurricular activities may include Student 
Council, National Honor Society, Yearbook, 
Students Against Destructive Decisions, Skills 
USA, Student Leadership, peer mediation, and 
many special interest clubs, (no fees) 

Continuing & Community Education 
Approximately 1500 adult students a year attend 
the Continuing Community Education Program in 
late afternoon and evenings at Nashoba. 

Summer Programs 

Nashoba Valley's Allst*rs Summer Program is 
offered to 5th, 6th, and 7th graders in the area. 
Students enjoy outdoor adventures, sports 
programs, computer applications, graphics and 
academic enrichment. Also "Jump Start" a 
program for incoming freshman students is 
offered to acquaint the new students with the 
school, programs, facility and staff. 

Community Service Projects 
Nashoba is unique in its construction programs. 
Students go out to district towns to work on 
community service projects. Rather than building 
one house a year, the students perform needed 
projects for the district towns. This program 
educates students in a real world setting, allows 
the towns the benefit of viewing Nashoba students 
at work and having a major work project 
completed without expending extra town tax 
dollars for capital improvement. 
There are a variety of opportunities offered at 
Nashoba Valley Technical High School for every 
student. 



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Police 
Department 



Raymond G. McCusker 
Police Chief 

I herein respectfully submit for your information 
and review the Annual Report of the Police 
Department for FY2004. At the present time, the 
Department is made up of 54 permanent Officers. 

ACHIEVEMENTS 

On July 1 , 2004, the Police Department 
completed a reorganization of its command staff. 
A major component of this reorganization 
includes two Deputy Police Chief Positions, one 
overseeing Administration and the other 
overseeing Operations. The department command 
staff also includes Patrol Lieutenants, who will 
serve as shift commanders, and Patrol Sergeants, 
who will serve as road supervisors. 

This reorganization will establish a more efficient 
chain of command and also provide a clearer 
understanding of functions. Those officers 
promoted include: 



Deputy Chief James F. Murphy 
Deputy Chief Francis X. Roark 
Lieutenant Daniel J. Ahern 
Lieutenant Edward F. Smith 
Lieutenant John A. Roark 
Sergeant Edward F. Quinn 
Sergeant Todd D. Ahern 



The department has hired five new patrol officers 
to begin a 22 week recruit officer's training 
program at the Municipal Police Academy in 
Reading, MA. These officers replace five veteran 
officers who retired from the force over the past 
year. The new recruit officers are: 



Steven J. Doole 
Jason P. Hanscom 
John R. Goffin 
Daniel J. Sullivan, IV 
Brian R. Richard 



MISCELLANEOUS STATISTICS 


Calls Answered by Cruisers 


22,587 


Summons Served 


295 


Accidents Reported 


1,241 


Fatal Accidents 


3 


Personal Injury Accidents 


213 


Station Lockups 


505 


Citations Issued 


3,114 


Parking Violations Issued 


250 


Restraining Orders Served 


80 


Protective Custody 


22 


Alarm Calls Responded to by Cruisers 


1,695 


Medical Calls 


1,934 


Suspicious Activity Calls 


1,519 


Disturbance Calls 


723 


Domestic Calls 


390 


O.U.I 


50 



The Police Department received the following 
Grants for Fiscal Year 2004: 



• Byrne Drug Investigation Grant 

• State Community Policing Grant 



$ 7,000.00 
$38,400.00 
State Highway Safety Traffic Grant $ 9,000.00 



RETIREMENTS 

The police department announces the retirement 
of the following veteran officers: 



Patrolman Robert J. Trudel retired on 
February 4, 2004 after 3 1 years of service 
Patrolman Patrick W. Daley retired on 
February 18, 2004 after 32 years of service 
Lieutenant Steven A. Burns retired on June 1, 
2004 after 30 years of service 
Patrolman Chandler J. Robinson retired on 
June 30, 2004 after 24 years of service 
Patrolman Jared S. Finnegan retired on June 
30, 2004 after 23 years of service 



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Fire 
Department 



John E. Parow 
Fire Chief 

Fiscal year 2004 proved to be a very busy year for the Chelmsford Fire Department. Total 
emergency calls for the year were 4,278. Medical emergency calls accounted for over half the calls at 
2,324. Actual fire calls were down over this period, however, the fires we did have seemed larger in nature 
and required more mutual aid request from surrounding communities than in recent years. The concern of 
terrorism has forced the department to prepare itself as the first line of defense against incidents of this 
type. Specialized equipment has been purchased and put into service. In addition, anti-terrorism training 
has been conducted for all department members and a terrorism annex has been added to the Town's 
Emergency Contingency Plan. 

The Department applied for and receive two federal grants during this fiscal year. One was used to 
improve the physical fitness and health of all fire fighters on the job and the other grant is being used to 
replace an antiquated radio system. Additionally, the department receive one grant from the state for the 
purchase of anti-terrorism equipment. These grants will go a long way in improving the many services the 
department provides to the Town of Chelmsford during these difficult fiscal times. 

The new Quint "firefighting" apparatus was put into service this past year and will offer the 
department greater versatility at all emergency scenes. In addition, plans are underway to replace the fifty 
two year old Center Fire Station that is showing its age. Structural problems have been identified in the 
pparatus floor and the concrete basement walls causing concern. We are currently looking at various 
locations for a new Center Station and examining the possible consolidation of one or more of the four 
sub-stations in an effort to improve efficiency and effectiveness. 

Three Fire Fighters, Anthony Cincevich, Dave Clancy and Dennis Keohane retired during the 
past year, additionally, Brian Daley and Robert Tello resigned their positions for other employment. 
Five new Fire Fighters, Edward Boisseau, Michael Ducharme, Danial Koutsoufis, David Lefebvre and 
William. Schellbach were hired to replace those that left. We wish them all well on their new endeavors. 




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Building 
Department 



Anthony F. Zagzoug, 
Inspector of Buildings 

The Inspections Department has been very active this year enforcing state building codes and local 
zoning regulations. Several large projects were started in town this year including 26 new single 
family dwellings of the 56 to be constructed in the Windemere at Chelmsford Senior Living 
Community in North Chelmsford. This contributed to the number of building permits for single 
family dwellings increasing from 28 new single family dwellings in FY2003 to 65 new single family 
dwellings in FY2004. The overall number of building permits jumped from 848 in FY2003 to 1,045 
FY2004. I would like to thank my staff for their hard work in maintaining timely and professional 
service in light of these increasing demands. 

The following is a breakdown of permits issued this year: 



New construction permits in 2002 


Single Family Dwellings: 
Two Family Dwellings: 
Multifamily Dwellings: 
Institutional: 


65 

2 

3 (45 units total) 




Municipal: 
Commercial: 



2 


Agricultural: 


1 



Type of Permit 


Number of Permits Issued 


Fees 


Building 


1045 


$551,735.00 


Wiring 


972 


$ 85,554.00 


Plumbing & Gas 


1245 


$ 59,699.00 


TOTAL: 


3262 


$696,988.00 



In addition to the fees above, the total fees collected for sign permits, yard sales, and Certificates of 
Inspection amounted to $11,443.00. 

I would also like to thank the personnel of other Town Departments for their cooperation, support, and 
assistance throughout the year. 

Special Note : Joined by family, friends and co-workers, Anthony Zagzoug was named 2004 Building 
Commissioner of the Year by the Massachusetts Building Commissioners and Inspectors Association at their 
annual meeting on June 1 1 , 2004 in Yarmouth, MA. Congratulations Tony! 



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Public 
Works 



James E. Pearson, PE 

Public Works Director & Town Engineer 

The Department of Public Works, created in 1989 
by the Town Charter is comprised of Divisions 
including the highway, engineering, recreation, 
public buildings, parks, public shade trees and the 
operation of the sanitary sewer system. 

Engineering Division 

The Engineering Division provides technical 
support to the Planning Board, Conservation 
Commission, Town Manager, Board of Selectmen, 
Assessors, Town Clerk and Sewer Commission. 
Additionally the engineers design several projects 
for construction by the Highway Division such as 
sidewalk improvements, drainage repair, upgrades 
and parks improvements. 

Engineers provided layout, grades, technical 
assistance, and inspections for the following 
projects: 

• Sidewalk construction on Middlesex Street 
and Old Westford Road 

• Drainage improvements 

• Review of the site plans for the Board of 
Appeals for Affordable Housing 

• Assisted with project management of the 
Central Square safety improvements 

• Provided construction layout for Golden Cove 
traffic signal project 

The office staff processes all expenditures and 
payroll for the Engineering, Sewer, Public 
Buildings and Parks Divisions. 

Public Buildings 

The Public Buildings Division staff maintains the 
Town Offices and the Old Town Hall. Typical 
duties include furniture repair, mechanical repair, 
repair of ceilings, walls, woodwork and painting, 
general "handy work" around the various buildings 
and perform snow removal during the winter 
months. 

This year's special projects: 

• Painted several offices 

• Installed new carpeting 



The Public Building staff is also involved in 
numerous projects throughout the year. These 
include Winterfest, Student Government Day; 
recycle drop-off, annual Friends-of-the-Library 
book sale and the Fourth of July celebration. 

Parks Division 

The Parks Division maintains all parks, traffic 
islands, ballfields, playgrounds and commons in 
town. The grounds are groomed each spring and 
prepared for the heavy use each area receives 
during the year. This Division also prepares the 
Town Common for the annual Fourth of July 
celebration as well as the cleanup and restoration 
of damaged areas resulting from an abundance of 
activities throughout the year. 
Projects this year included: 

• Varney Field tennis courts resurfacing 

• New roof on golf course pump house 

The Parks Division acknowledges the many 

volunteer groups and individuals for their time, 

donations and help. Also, thanks to all that 

participated in the Adopt-a-Park program. 



Sewer Division 

The Sewer Division continued to expand this year 
with the addition of approximately 800 new sewer 
connections, bringing the total of on-line sewer 
users to 9233. Major work items this year include: 

Major work items this year include: 

• Phase II of SCADA remote monitoring 
installation 

• Technology Drive Flow Meter installation 

• Installing new pumps at Southwell and Katrina 
Pump Stations 

• Converting the Old Police Station for Sewer 
Operations use 

• Pump rebuilds for 8 pump stations 

The office staff handles all sewer betterments, 
sewer billing, phone inquiries, complaints and 
other related correspondence. They also perform 
clerical support work for the Sewer Commission. 



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Highway Division 

The Highway Division sends well wishes to 
Raymond Maybury who retired during the past 
year and also farewell to Gregory Gullage who left 
our department. 

The Highway Division maintains and improves all 
the streets, culverts, catch basins and manholes, 
street signs, traffic signs and traffic signals for 
approximately 230 miles of roadway. 
Additionally, the Highway Division clears the 
streets and public lots of snow and ice. The office 
maintains all financial records needed for the 
reporting, tracking, payments of all vouchers 
connected with the highway budgets - including 
General Expenses, Salaries, Snow and Ice, 
Massachusetts Chapter 90 Funding (road 
reconstruction or repair), Street Lighting and 
Capital Expenditures. 

The Department installed and/or repaired drainage 
piping on Skyview Drive, Pilgrim Road, Longspur 
Road, Mission Road, Brentwood Road, Manning 
Road, Wood Street, Dunstan Road, Singlefoot 
Road, Parkhurst Road, Drum Hill Road. The 
Division installed 52 catch basins and manholes at 
various locations throughout the town. 

Sidewalks were constructed on Middlesex Street 
and Old Westford Road. Pedestrian crossing 
signals were installed on Drum Hill Road. 

The Highway Division conducted a brook cleaning 
program during the winter months. Work was 
completed in the following areas: Littleton Road, 
North Road, Pilgrim Road, Robin Hill Road, 
Parkhurst Road and Groton Road. 

Sewer Commission 

John P. Emerson, Chairman 

Sewer installation and site restoration was 
completed this year in Phase 4D (Berkeley Drive 
Area Lateral Sewer Project) and part of Phase 4E 
(Livery Road Area Lateral Sewer Project), and is 
now in full operation accepting flow. 



The continued phase (4E) consists of the Chestnut 
Hill Road Area Contract. Chestnut Hill Road Area 
Lateral Sewers was bid this spring; pipeline 
installation is underway and is anticipated to be 
completed in the Fall of 2005. Design is nearing 
completion for the phase (4F) High Street /Hunt 
Road Area Lateral Sewer Project with construction 
anticipated to commence in the spring of 2005. 

In September, the Chelmsford Sewer Commission 
(CSC) submitted a Project Evaluation Form to the 
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to 
compete for a place on the DEP's Final Calendar 
Year 2005 Intended Use Plan (IUP). The IUP is a 
priority-ranking list that DEP uses to assess which 
Clean Water projects will receive State Revolving 
Fund (SRF) loans. In 2004, Phases 4F was placed 
on the IUP. This submission is the CSC's attempt 
to secure a SRF loan for Phase 4G (Robin Hill 
Road/Burning Tree Lane Area Lateral Sewer 
Project). The CSC will continue to submit 
applications and design schedules to maintain 
eligibility for the SRF loan program. 

The CSC would like to acknowledge our 
administrative staff, Jacqueline Sheehy, Amy Baron 
and Heather Callery, for their hard work, 
professionalism and patience. They are the 
individuals who interface with the public on a daily 
basis, and their multifaceted duties are shared by the 
Sewer Division of the Department of Public 
Works. 

Recycling Committee 

The Town of Chelmsford funded weekly 
collections of solid waste, bi-weekly collections of 
recyclables, four curbside leaf collections, nine 
months of leaf/yard waste composting at 
Laughton's Nursery and various one day recycling 
events for residents through taxes. Through these 
efforts the Town disposed of 1 5,81 3 tons of solid 
waste, and recycled 2,460 tons of paper, 4,756 
tons of commingled cans and bottles, and 123 tons 
of cardboard. The Town of Chelmsford received a 
state grant for the mailing cost of the annual 
Chelmsford Recycles Brochure and also partnered 
with the EPA as part of a campaign (Plug into 
eCycling) to help residents recycle/dispose of old 
computer systems properly. 



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The Chelmsford Recycling Committee, CRC, held 
two brush drop-offs at Community Tree. The CRC 
also held two recycling drop-offs for metal (53 tons 
recycled), tires (16 tons recycled), furniture and 
household goods (which were donated to 
Household Goods Recycling Ministry and Mission 
of Deeds), clothing, and electronics (47,146 lbs). 

The CRC, with the help of many local businesses, 
sponsored the annual Town- Wide Litter Clean Up 
on May 1 . 470 volunteers picked up litter from 
conservation land, schoolyards, road shoulders, and 
other littered sites. Immediately afterwards 
volunteers enjoyed a free luncheon at the 
Chelmsford Senior Center. 

The Town of Chelmsford sold composting bins as 
part of a state recycling grant to help reduce waste. 
The town also sponsors an ongoing mercury drop- 
off for thermometers, florescent light bulbs, 
switches and other mercury containing items at the 
town's mercury waste shed (first Wed of each 
month April-November). As part of an outreach 
program, Recycling Committee members collected 
mercury thermometers during every school's open 
house. The annual recycling and trash flyer was 
produced and mailed to all residents. This flyer 
included the recycling schedule, and detailed the 
proper methods, timing and places for disposal of 
various types of recyclable material and solid 
waste. This type of information was also prepared 
for inclusion in the Community Newsletter and the 
"Chelmsford Recycles" web page at 
www.townofchelmford.us . 



During the winter , the office was completely 
renovated, also the Cemetery Department has 
purchased a landscape trailer, so we can safely 
transport the equipment necessary to keep the six 
cemeteries in town in excellent condition. 
Construction of the new garage at Pine Ridge 
cemetery is underway, beginning in September the 
students from Nashoba Valley Technical School 
will begin construction. 

As the Town prepares for the 350th Anniversary 
Celebration, Greg Maynard, a local Life Scout with 
Boy Scout Troop 74 has completed his Eagle 
Project at Forefathers Burying Ground, there is a 
Self- Guided walking tour , this tour includes a 
map of the oldest section of the Cemetery and 
biographies on ten people, prominent and 
important residents of Chelmsford. 

Along with the completion of the Eagle Scout 
project, the Cemetery Commission would ask 
anyone who enters Forefathers Burying Ground to 
please respect it's rich history and fragile nature of 
the gravestones, while in the Cemetery. 

There were 1 87 interments during the year 
including 44 cremation interments which 
accounted for nearly 24% of total interments. 
During Fiscal year 2004, there were 84 cemetery 
lots sold. Thirty five residents participated in the 
Prepaid Interment Fee Program. The Cemetery 
Commission appreciates our staffs efforts to keep 
Chelmsford's six public cemeteries well- 
maintained and attractive burial places. 



Cemetery Commission 

The Cemetery Department has been very busy over 
the past year, a new Cemetery Supervisor was 
hired in November of 2003. David J. Boyle was 
chosen as the new Supervisor, he is a resident of 
Chelmsford , and looks forward to serving the 
community, providing professional and 
compassionate service. 

At the Riverside Cemetery, monument and granite 
curb lot restoration has begun, this restoration is 
funded through the Community Preservation Act, 
also at Heart Pond Cemetery , in Section A some 
much needed restoration work was completed, over 
30 gravestones were either uprighted or repaired. 



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Human 
Services 



Martin Walsh 

Director of Human Services & Veterans Agent 




Council on Asms/ Senior Center 

Your Senior Center plays a vital role in bringing resources and services to bear on the various needs of our 
community's aging populating. It's a vibrant and caring response to understanding aging, dispelling myths, 
and working constantly towards a nurturing goal of making sure that the latter years of our citizens' lives are 
filled with personal growth, fulfillment and compassionate care. Today's Center is already planning for the 
needs of tomorrow. It is a formidable challenge; one that must be addressed by local, state and federal 
officials - and it must be done well. Another reality is that many younger people, the so-called "sandwich 
generation," are turning to the Center for advice and direction in the care and management of an aging parent. 
Often overwhelmed with responsibility, they need services and staff assistance to help them navigate the 
aging network. It is here at your Senior Center where they will hear the compassionate voice of a staff 
member who is more than willing to listen and to help. 

The following statistics give some indication of our efforts over the past year: 



Social Services 


Adult Social Day Program 


1,360 Client Day participants 


Congregate Lunch 


33,841 Meals, Average daily: 136 


Health Benefits Counseling 


948 units, 382 seniors (SHINE, Seminars) 


Health Services 


Flu Clinic, Health Dept: 1,265 

Blood Pressure, etc. (VNA): 520 units of service 


Home Delivered Meals 


17,933, Average daily: 71 


Free medical equipment 


Loaned out shower seats, walkers and wheel chairs to assist needy families. 


Outreach 


Concentration on visiting 1 5 seniors (75 and over) each week to assess_needs 
and recommend resources. 


Respite/Companion Care 


25,436 Client hours, 67 participants 


Tax and Fuel Assistance 


224 seniors benefited from these services. Received AARP award for one of 
the best tax training sites in Massachusetts. 


Transportation 


4,667 Trips, 264 Individuals 


Other Services 


Recreation Trips 


44 - to all points of the Universe 


Volunteer Recognition Dinner 


Staff hosted, booked, prepared and served dinner to 225 volunteers in tribute to 
their dedicated service throughout the year - great comments and good feelings 


CPR & Defibrillator Training 


completed by nine staff members 


"Senior Prom Fashion Show" 


students from Chelmsford High school demonstrating the latest gowns and 
haberdashery 


"Red Hat Society" 


We Started our own. Simply amazing. 



Our Center is recognized throughout the Merrimack Valley and the Commonwealth as one of the best. It is 
the result of many factions working together, sharing the vision, and involving themselves in the 
compassionate result. It is the work of the Council on Aging, with their dedication, direction and personal 
support. It is the Board and members of the Friends of the Senior Center who unselfishly give of themselves 
to raise money and support the Center - annually contributing over $100,000 for programs, services and 
building improvements. It is our aging staff who consistently and generously brings their professional 
competencies and caring attitudes in response to the many needs of our seniors. It is the 255 active volunteers 
who quietly give of themselves throughout the year, last year contributing over 35,000 hours of service. It is 
you, the residents and taxpayers of Chelmsford, who support and believe in our work. It is a good feeling 
that flows from the human spirit. 



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Veterans Services 

Regina B. Jackson, Assistant Veterans Agent 

The Chelmsford Veterans' Services Office provides short-term financial assistance to eligible veterans and 
their families as mandated by Massachusetts General Law Chapter 115. We can assist eligible, needy 
veterans with a monthly allowable grant and some medical coverage. The amount of assistance depends on 
the budget standards set by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Service. The State 
will reimbursed Chelmsford for 75% of authorized benefits paid. 

In FY2004 we averaged $2,700.00 per month in benefits paid out. We have about 6 active State cases. Our 
reimbursement from the State is paid quarterly and runs approximately 10 months behind the authorizations. 
We also process State Annuities for 1 00% disabled veterans and State Annuities for certain eligible widows. 
We have over 50 ongoing Federal VA cases. These are disability claims, pension claims, appeals on denial of 
claims, VA medical enrollments and veterans requests for other VA and/or Federal services. We coordinate 
the Chelmsford Veterans Day 



Observance, which is held at Veterans' 
Memorial Park on the 1 1 th of 
November, at 1 1 AM. We were also 
honored to host a 60 th Anniversary of 
D-Day observance. 



Our office is located in the Community 
Center (Old Town Hall) in Chelmsford 
Center. This office is open M/W/F 
8:30 - 4:00 and Monday and/or 
Wednesday evening 7-9. Our phone 
number is #978-250-5238. If you need 
help when the office is closed call 
Marty Walsh at the Senior Center 



Veterans' Emergency Fund 
Treasurer's Renort to the Board of Selectmen 



Balance as of January 1, 2004 
Add Receipts: 

The MassBank for Savings: Interest 
Balance on Hand as of June 30, 2004 

Assets 

MassBank for Savings, Regular Savings 

Account 

Liabilities: 

Total Liabilities: None 

Total Assets, Less Liabilities 



$25,942.26 

161.75 
$26,104.01 



$26,104.01 



$26,104.01 



#978-251-8692. If you are unable to visit our office and need a home visit, please call and we will be happy 
to schedule a convenient time. Thank you. 




Veterans Day 11/11/2003 



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Chelmsford Housing Authority 
Denise Marcaurelle, Chairman 

Over the past year, the Chelmsford Housing Authority has made progress in meeting the needs of families, 
seniors and the disabled requiring affordable housing. Construction finally began on the new 5 1 unit senior 
housing development in N. Chelmsford. Completion of "North Village" is scheduled for January 2005 and 
will provide much needed housing to low income seniors. 

Currently, the waiting period for state aided elderly/disabled housing is as follows: Local/Veterans 6 months 
to a year, Local Residents 2 to 4 years, Non-residents 10 years or more. The Section 8 Program continues to 
assist over 430 families/elderly/disabled in the area with rental assistance to live in a private apartment. Our 
Family Self Sufficiency Program is helping over 30 families improve their education and skills with the 
hopes of moving them towards homeownership. 

The Chelmsford Housing Authority programs as of June 30, 2004 provided a total of 197 units of low-income 
public housing and 433 Section 8 Vouchers. In addition, the Authority serves as the Management Agent to 
the Town for monitoring the Affordable Homeownership Units located in Chelmsford. 

Members of the staff include David J. Hedison, Executive Director, Linda Dalton, Assistant Executive 
Director, Andrew Memmelaar, State Program Manager, Carole Chakarian Federal Housing Manager, Richard 
O'Neil, Maintenance Manager and seven additional support staff. Regular meetings are held at McFarlin 
Manor, 10 Wilson Street at 7:30 p.m., on the first Tuesday each month. The Annual Meeting is the first 
Tuesday in May. All meetings are open to the public. The Chelmsford Housing Authority Board of 
Commissioners would like to thank the residents of Chelmsford and Town Officials for their continued 
support and 
cooperation. 




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Public 
Library 



Becky Legros Herrmann 
Library Director 

Library Overview 

Town residents, who enjoyed the library 
during Fiscal Year 2004, also noticed the long 
lines at the circulation and reference desks and the 
increased attendance at story hours. Business has 
been booming! Our total circulation, including 
interlibrary loan requests, was more than 520,000 
items. Our interlibrary loan department is the 
second busiest in the Northeastern Massachusetts 
Regional Library System, which encompasses 54 
communities stretching from Littleton to the 
seacoast and from just north of Boston to the New 
Hampshire border. We also added 1551 more 
library cardholders. 

In addition to the tremendous activity in the 
circulation department, programming has kept us 
busy in all other departments. During FY04 we 
offered 756 programs with 15,172 participants. 
These 
programs 
included: a 
community star 
party — a visit 
by author 
Elinor Lipman 
— spooky 
stories at 
MacKay — a 
hugely popular 
Harry Potter 
birthday celebration — Art in Bloom, a 
collaborative program featuring flower 
arrangements by Country Lane Garden Club and 
artwork by Chelmsford resident Linda Puiatti — 
workshops on everything from digital cameras to 
e-bay to parenting skills — the return of 
performance poet Jack McCarthy -- and a 
fundraising dance for the Friends of the Library 
and 350 th Town Celebration Committee that 
featured "Book, Blues, Brews, & Barbecue." 

We also improved library services by adding 
more features to our computers, offering wireless 
access to the Internet and adding new databases. 
The ambiance of the library was improved with 
new banners and shelving improvements funded 
by the Friends. The library's exterior was 
enhanced with a beautiful stonewall funded by 
Endowment donations. 




Circulation, and Reference 

During FY04, residents borrowed 522,714 
items including 58,443 inter-library loans. Our 
overall circulation has increased by close to 
10,000 over last fiscal year. MacKay's circulation 
has held steady. The reference department 
recorded 1 8,200 reference transactions including 
walk-ins, telephone and e-mail requests. In 
addition to offering electronic resources, we also 
offered 32 computer-training workshops for both 
groups and individuals. 213 patrons participated 
in these workshops. We increased the number of 
computers with Microsoft Office programs from 2 
to 7 and focused on adding to and updating the 
reference collection's legal, business, and medical 
resources. We also added to our subscription 
database collection: The New York Times; 
College Source, a virtual library with 25,916 
complete college catalogs; and Learning Express 
Library, a source of test preparation materials and 
practice exams for academic, civil service, 
military, citizenship, TOEFL, and 
professional licensing/certification. 

Technology 

Improvements in technology 
included: 

- Adding Wireless Internet access. This 
service has brought more students and 
businessmen into the library. 

- Pay for Print- Contracting out printing 
has resulted in savings on printer 
supplies and less wasteful printing by 

patrons. 

-Updating the network - Access to Internet 
resources has greatly improved with the upgrade 
of the hardware and the software for the public 
access computers. The new software has also 
reduced the amount of maintenance required by 
the staff. 

Community Services and Outreach 

Our Community Services department offered 
302 programs with an attendance of 6069. Our 
monthly art exhibits & artist receptions with 
music continue, as do our concert series, poetry 
slams, and other arts-related events that contribute 
to the growth of the library as a cultural center for 
the community. 

Our community services department head is 
also participating in the town's 350th birthday 
celebrations -by establishing the website 

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www.chelmsford350.com , and participating on 
the cultural activities, publicity, and steering 
committees. 

Outreach to the community continues. We host 
a variety of conversation circles targeted at the 
non-English speaking population. We have 
established a collection of Adult New Reading 
materials for patrons to check out and use in 
conjunction with literacy programs. We have also 
added a new collection of Chinese materials 
including fiction, non-fiction and VCD's, and a 
new collection of Hindi DVD's. Staff is also 
participating on a federal grant advisory 
committee — "Library Experience: Older 
Citizens" and working with staff in other libraries 
who plan programs with the goal of sharing 
resources and improving library programs. 

Children's and Young Adult Departments 

During FY04 the children's staff offered 253 
programs that were attended by 61 77 library 
patrons. Our summer reading program with a 
creativity theme was well attended with close to 
1 000 children participating in programs that 
included book discussions, arts and crafts. Harry 
Potter's birthday was celebrated with much 
fanfare and timed to celebrate the publication of 
the 5 th book in the series. Over 200 children 
attended a four-hour Open House at Hogwarts 
Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry. More than 
twenty teens worked as volunteers at the party. 

During the school year, the Children's 
Department also offered a special series of events 
for grades three through six that included song 
writing, book making and creative writing. We 
also conducted tours for the 6 th graders to learn 
about homework resources, get a library card and 
find a good book to read. 

The Young Adult department offered 70 
programs this year with 1493 participants. This 
included a teens and tots reading program, Improv 
theater, middle-school book groups, teen advisory 
board, Reader's Theater and a poetry contest. 

Technical Services Department 

Our tech services department worked on 
cleaning up the database to improve the integrity 
and accuracy of our online catalog. We added 
author names to fiction call numbers to make 
them more useful to staff and patrons. We updated 




our Middle School textbook collection in 
cooperation with the School Department. And in 
cooperation with the reference department, tech 
services undertook a major weeding project to 
clear the shelves of materials that hadn't circulated 
in over five years, were in poor condition and had 
no lasting value to the collection 

Anna C. MacKay Memorial Library 

The MacKay Library staff offered 99 programs 
this year including a delicious apple pie contest, 
spooky stories around a campfire with music, a 
variety of multi-generational programs and the 
popular Music on the Lawn series. Demand for 
storytimes remains high with waiting lists. 
Projects included weeding the collection in 
preparation of the creation of a friendly sitting 
space upstairs. 

Friends of the Library and Volunteers 

As budgets all over the state were slashed, The 
Friends of the Library have been our saviors - 
making it possible for us to continue offering the 
many programs we do at the main library and at 
MacKay. Funding for Music on the Lawn, puppet 
shows, classical concerts, authors, poets, summer 
reading program performers and storytellers all 
come from the Friends of the Library. During 
FY04, funds were also spent on furnishings for 
MacKay, banners for the Main Library and 
museum passes. We continue to have more than 
1600 households who choose to belong to the 
Friends, and the library very much appreciates all 
the time and effort the Friends put into their 
fundraising through the annual book sale. We are 
also very appreciative of the members of the 
Friends and the scores of library volunteers who 
give so generously to the library every day with 
their time, their smiles and their willingness to 
help in so many ways. 

Trustees 

The changing of the guard included welcoming 
new trustee Pat Wojtas on board in April and 
bidding a fond farewell to library trustee Barbara 
Weisfeldt who will continue to help the library 
with her efforts on the book sale. Bob Sullebarger 
also stepped down when he moved to Harvard. 
Linda Hubbard will come on board as interim 
trustee till the next town election in April of 2005. 

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Health 
Department 



Richard J. Day 
Health Director 

Septage and Wastewater Abatement Program 

In 2004 the Septage and Wastewater Abatement 
Program continued its efforts to clean up our 
waterways. The Board of Health, with the advent 
of a central sewer system in Chelmsford is now 
embarking on enforcement activities to insure 
compliance with local by-laws which will insure a 
safe water supply. Dye testing, water sampling 
and issuance of septic system permits will 
continue in all the non-sewered areas. 

Administration and Management 

Income for various services and permits was 
$31,101.57. During 2004 in addition to 
inspections of restaurants, septic systems, 
swimming pools and beaver complains the 
department made inspections of day care centers, 
rental housing units, public schools, recreational 
camps, bathing beaches, International Certificates 
of Vaccination and all restaurants and retail food 
stores. 

Hazardous Waste and Industrial Wastewater 
Program 

Richard J. Day, Director of Public Health, was 
reappointed Hazardous Waste Coordinator and 
Municipal Coordinator to enforce the "Right-To- 
Know law for Chelmsford. The Board of Health 
held two Household Hazardous Waste Collection 
Days this year which were held on November 4, 
2003 and April 24, 2004. This program has 
consistently collected significant volumes of 
hazardous waste. 



Title V 

The Board or Health is continuing to work on 
developing programs to control the effects of the 
new Title V regulation on the residents still on 
septic systems. 

West Nile Virus/Mosquito Surveillance Program 

The Board of Health office became the collection 
center for handling of dead birds for the West Nile 
Virus Surveillance Program. Ten dead birds were 
reported. The state limited the type and number 
of birds collected this year but increased the 
testing of mosquito pools. 

Communicable Disease Program 

The testing of persons exposed to tuberculosis and 
those persons whose employment require 
certification of freedom from disease is another 
responsibility of the Public Health Nurse. One 
hundred thirteen Mantoux (TB) tests ere given to 
persons as required for pre-employment, college 
and also to household contacts of active cases in 
compliance with the Massachusetts Department of 
Public Health regulations. Home visits and 
telephone calls are made to families of active and 
some inactive cases on a periodic basis to insure 
understanding of the illness and that adequate 
medical follow-up is achieved. Numerous 
medical records are kept and updated on residents 
who have a positive mantoux (TB) test and are 
receiving medication prophylactically and being 
followed radiologically at the Lowell Chest 
Clinic. When necessary, TB testing is done at 
places of business if employees are exposed to an 
active case of TB. 



Reports of the following diseases were completed during 2004 for the Massachusetts 

Department of Public Health: 



REPORTED CASES OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES 



Campylobacter Enteritis 


8 


Pertussis 


Hepatitis B 


7 


Rubella 


Hepatitis C 


13 


Salmonella 


Lyme 


15 


TB 



5 

14 
7 
41 



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Immunization Program 

The Board of Health sponsored three flu clinics 
this year: 1 ,228+ flu vaccine doses were 
administered at clinics and 35 persons were 
immunized with pneumonia vaccine. An 
additional 2,300 doses were dispensed to nursing 
homes and physicians' offices. Three visits were 
made to handicapped or house-bound residents. 
A combined total of 3,500 flu doses were 
allocated to the Chelmsford Board of Health by 
the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 



BOARD OF HEALTH SERVICES 



Pneumococcal (Flu) Vaccine Recommendations 

• If you are 65 years of age or older and have never had this vaccine it is 
recommended by the Mass Department of Public Health Immunization Program 
that you receive this vaccine. The vaccine will be available at the Fall flu clinic 
that the Board of Health has at the Senior Center TBA. 

Blood Pressure Screening first Thursday of each month, 9AM to 12 noon. 
Immunizations by Appointment 

Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR) 

Polio 

Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td) 

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP) 

Haemophilus Influenza B (HIB) 

Hepatitis A - Certain high risk groups (call for more info) 

Hepatitis B - Certain high risk groups (call for more info) 

Hepatitis B - 6th-8th grade students during school hours. 

(Parents notified of dates by mail) 

Hepatitis B - 9th- 12th grade students at BOH office. 

(Parents notified of dates by mail) 

All immunizations required by State regulations (children & adults) 

Flu/Pneumonia Clinic - Yearly 

Travel Immunizations - Hepatitis A & Gamma Globulin 

Services 



Othei 



TB Testing 

Lead Paint Screening (Age 9 months to 6 years) 

Cholesterol Testing (3x per year - cost $10) Advertised in paper, Senior 

Messenger and local Cable TV 

Health Fair or Screenings (As advertised) 

Investigation and control of communicable disease within the town 

General Health Counseling and referral to other health professionals and 

community agencies 

Maintain and provide to the public the most current educational material available 

regarding various public health issues and illnesses 



Three-hundred fifty-two immunizations were 
administered to adults and students in compliance 
with the Massachusetts Immunization Laws and 
prophylactically to residents traveling to 
underdeveloped countries. 

Forty-eight doses of the meningitis vaccine were 
administered to high school seniors entering 
college. 

Immunizations and other health services offered 
are listed on Town of 
Chelmsford web page. 

Hypertension Screening 
Program 

Blood pressure 
screening for residents 
are held the first 
Thursday of every 
month from 9:00 to 
12:00 at the Board of 
Health, Town Offices. 
Five-hundred twenty- 
three residents attended 
the screenings. 

Lead Paint Screening 
Program 

The Board of Health 
offers lead paint testing 
for children between the 
ages nine months and 
six years. Residents 
may call the Board of 
Health at 250-5243 and 
make an appointment 
with the nurse. Eight 
children were screened 
for lead paint. 

Other screenings offered 
by the Board of Health 
will be advertised in 
advance in the 
newspaper 



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Recreation 
Department 



Holly Hamilton 
Recreation Director 

The Recreation Commission is composed of seven members appointed by the Town Manager. The primary 
reason of the commission is to support and make recommendations to continuously improve and expand the 
recreational opportunities offered to the Chelmsford community. 

The Recreation Department offered over 400 self-supporting programs throughout the year. Some of the 
successful programs organized in the year 2002 include day trips, ski programs, dance lessons, art lessons, 
science programs and much more. The Recreation Department will continue to develop programming in 
response to the growing and changing needs of all populations within the Town of Chelmsford. Recreation 
programs will be advertised in the Chelmsford Community Newsletter and on the town web page at 
www.TownofChelmsford.us. 

We are most thankful to all residents whose support, dedication and involvement contributed to the success of 
the 2003 Recreation Department program. 






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Boards & 
Committee's 



Arts & Technology Education Fund (ATEF) 
EDWARD MORASSI, Chairman 

The 1996 Spring Town Meeting approved an 
amendment to their General By-Laws be adding 
Section 13 to Article VII entitled Chelmsford 
Arts and Technology Education Funds (ATEF) 

through the combined efforts of Evelyn Thoren 
and George Ripsom. The purpose of this fund is 
to provide supplemental funding to support local 
educational initiatives and projects. Thanks to 
your generosity and support the ATEF has 
received over $55,000 since its inception in 
November 1996. There has been $32,275 in grants 
awarded to date. Through investment strategies 
The committee is currently working on 
investment strategies and researching other 
financial resources in order to create a lasting 
fund and insure continued and consistent awards. 
The ATEF has developed a website that makes all 
our applications and information available at the 
Town of Chelmsford website. 

Chelmsford is the first town to have a By-Law in 
place that specifies the application process, 
committee make-up and limitations. The Spring 
2004 Applications and copies of the applications 
along with the By-Law were distributed in 
January 2004 to each school through hard copy 
and email. The awards were distributed to 
Deborah Dubray at Byam School for Using 
Pedometers in Physical Education, Mary 
Moriarty at Parker Middle School for Grade 
Seven Interdisciplinary Research Project, Mary 
Brockmyre-Martin at McCarthy Middle School 
for Visual Literacy & Media Project, Carol 
Bruell at Chelmsford High School: Chromosome 
Simulation, Cheryl Pulkowski at Center School 
for HP Color LaserJet Printer, Ellen Shields at 
Center for NEC LCD Projector, and Madalena 
Alves at Center for Kid Pix. The committee 
received completed applications by March 31, 
2004. Teachers and School Councils apply for 
these funds. Project Summary forms are required 
from current and previous awardees prior to 
consideration for any additional future new 
projects. Awards were announced at the Board of 
Selectmen's Meeting in June 2004. The next 
applications will be distributed in January 2005 
and the deadline for the next academic year is 
March 31, 2005. 



The concept of using tax check-offs for an 
alternative funding source for education was 
initiated by Arlington's veteran Town Treasurer, 
John Bilafer, under a Home Rule Petition many 
years ago. Since this was accepted, numerous 
towns in Massachusetts have adopted the statute 
Chapter 60. Chelmsford became involved in the 
process of adopting Chapter 60 through the efforts 
of Anthony Volpe, a past member of the 
Chelmsford School Committee. 

Chelmsford uses a separate tear-off sheet in the 
excise and real estate tax bills as the method to 
elicit voluntary contributions to enhance the 
education of Chelmsford Public School students. 
The collected money does not become part of the 
school budget. The Town Treasurer disperses the 
funds under the direction of the ATEF 
Committee. Information sheets are available in the 
Town Offices. 

The contributions that you give have and will 
continue to make a difference in the education of 
our children . . . our future taxpayers. 

Celebrations Committee 
Walter R. Hedlund, Chairman 

The 37 th Annual Fourth of July Celebration was a 
great success, thanks to the Chelmsford Lions 
Club, Community Band, Art Society, Rotary 
Club, 350 th Anniversary Parade Committee, and 
many other volunteer organizations. 

We are grateful for the efforts and assistance of 
the Department Heads and personnel of the 
Highway Department, Parks, Police, Fire, Board 
of Selectmen and Town Manager. 

A special thank to the Chelmsford Police 
Auxiliary and Explorers Troop for their many 
volunteer hours. 



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Commission on Disabilities 
Leonard Olenchak, Chairman 

The Chelmsford Commission on Disabilities held 
ten meetings during the past year. Meetings are 
held in the Town offices on the third Tuesday of 
each month at 7:00 p.m. We may be contacted at 
978 250 9689 or through our e-mail address 
(seccodd@aol.com). "Access Issue Feedback" 
forms are available at the Town Offices, Senior 
Center, and both libraries. 

The Commission actively participated in a variety 
of programs: 

■ Awarded scholarships in conjunction with 
SPEDPAC. 

■ Funded voice over program at Chelmsford 
Telemedia, allowing sight impaired citizens 
to audibly receive the listings on the 
Chelmsford 
Bulletin Board 

■ Worked with 
school officials 
concerning 
accessibility issues 
at several 
Chelmsford schools 

■ Participated in the 
Chelmsford 
Organizations/Com 
missions Fair. 

Along with these accomplishments, we sustained 
our efforts to address buildings, grounds and 
parking access issues in town. It is our committed 
goal to seek all opportunities to make Chelmsford 
more handicap accessible for our disabled 
citizens. 

The members of the Commission wish to express 
their appreciation to Town Manager Bernard 
Lynch, and many other Town officials and 
citizens who have supported our efforts this past 
year on behalf of our disabled community. 

Cultural Council 
Linda Carney, Chair 

The Chelmsford Cultural Council is assigned with 
the task of regranting funds given through the 
generosity of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. 
Our Council is committed to funding a cross 



section of local artists, environmental educational 
projects, and collaborative proposals that bring 
together artists, organizations, and local cultural 
groups in projects that serve Chelmsford 
residents. Grant applications can be downloaded 
on line @ www.massculturalcouncil.org , or 
picked up at the Town Offices, the Main Library 
or at the MacKay Library. Our annual grant 
deadline is October 15 



th 




Current members of this Town Manager- 
appointed board are Lois Alves, Linda Carney, 
Jeff Carney, Sandy DeVore, Karen McHenry, 
Anne-Marie Messier, Sheila Schultz and Carolyn 
Wiljanen. 

Five of the ten grants awarded in 2003 have a 
direct impact on Chelmsford's 350 th Celebration. 
Our 2003 grant recipients cover a large cultural 
scope including music, videography, historical 
documentation, art, stained glassmaking and 
children's literature. 

Historical Commission 
Linda Prescott, Chairman 

During the past year, the Historical Commission 
has continued with its always present projects. 
These projects include historic inventories of 
structures and sites over 1 00 years old and 
placing a plaque on the structure or site 
identifying the age and original owner. These 
surveys include a site visit, footprint map, photos 
and a deed, tax, and a vital statistics search. 
Finished surveys are placed on file with the Town 
and the State Register. The Commission has 
petitioned to place Red Wing Farm on the 
National Register and will have petitioned the 
National Register for the Hill Jock House and the 
Rev. Parkhurst House by the end of the fiscal 
year. The Commission Continues to work with 
the Middlesex Canal Association and the 
Community Preservation Committee. 

The Commission has been very involved with 
preservation. This spring the Hill Jock House 
moved threw town to it's new home, followed 
this summer by the Fiske House Barn. The 
Commission is working to have the Rev. 
Parkhurst House moved to save it from demolition 
and the sale of Red Wing Farm for preservation. 
The Commission continues to work toward the 

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preservation of the North Town Hall. The 
Commission is becoming an information resource 
for contractors and citizens as they rehabilitate 
their homes and businesses. This past spring, the 
Commission sponsored a Demolition Delay By- 
Law. Although, it did not pass at the spring town 
meeting, we did listen, have rewritten the By-Law 
to meet the needs of our community and is on the 
fall town meeting agenda. 

For the Town's 350 th Anniversary, the 200+ 
inventories the Commission has on file have been 
scanned and are being edited to be accessible 
through the Town's Web Site early next year. 

Any resident interested in history and historic 
preservation is invited to participate. Commission 
meetings are open to all and are generally held the 
second Tuesday of the month from September to 
July. 



Goals and Objectives 

Our goal for the year 2004 is to increase and 
improve on the lights in the new Chelmsford 
Center. If possible we would like to have 
additional wagons for the hayrides to make the 
waiting time less for our increasing number of 
participants. We will have to secure the necessary 
funds to do this but feel we will be able to attain 
our goal. We have increased our number of 
musical and vocal groups over the years and hope 
to continue receiving their much-appreciated 
talents for the upcoming year. We thank the 
Police, Police Auxiliary, Fire and Highway 
Departments for their continued help and 
cooperation, which has made our event possible 
and a huge success. We feel fortunate to have so 
many residents support our efforts and thank all 
those who give so freely of their time and talents 
to this once a year event. 



Holiday Decoratins Committee 
Linda Harrington, Chairman 

Departmental Mission Statement 
The Holiday Decorating Committee is a group of 
volunteers who arrange and implement the 
Holiday Lighting and Prelude Ceremony in 
Chelmsford Center the first Sunday in December. 
The committee, with the help of several interested 
individuals and groups, physically puts up and 
takes down all the lights on the shrubs and trees 
on the Chelmsford Common, the Old Town Hall 
and the Chelmsford business district. In addition 
to the lighting, the committee also organizes 
musical talent who volunteer their time, arrange 
the hay rides, assist "Piney the Talking Tree" and 
"Santa" with more than 750 children who come to 
see them. 

Budget 

While the Town sanctions the Committee, we 
receive no funds and work from donations given 
to us by several groups and individuals. We are 
especially grateful this year to the Chelmsford 
Business Association, the Chelmsford Rotary 
Club, the Chelmsford Fire Union, the Chelmsford 
Fire Union, the Lowell Five Cents Savings Bank, 
Enterprise Bank, Northern Bank & Trust and 
Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union. 



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Finance Committee 
Samuel Chase, Chairman 

The Finance Committee is comprised of seven members who are appointed by the Town Moderator to three- 
year terms. The Committee is the arm of Town Meeting whose primary mission is to study and make 
recommendations on the town budget and warrant articles to be considered by the Town Meeting 
Representatives. 

There are two Town Meetings each year; the spring meeting commences on the last Monday in April and the 
fall meeting is held at the end of October. Prior to the Spring Town Meeting, the Town Manager presents his 
proposed budget and capital improvement program for the upcoming fiscal year to the Committee. 

Each Committee member acts as a liaison to one or more town departments and boards. Committee liaisons 
meet individually with department heads to review department budget requests. As individual reviews are 
completed, full Committee meetings are scheduled from December through April to hear, analyze and discuss 
departmental budgets and warrant articles. Each department or independent board is given the opportunity to 
present its budget and respond to questions and concerns raised by Committee members. Based on its 
deliberations, the Committee makes a recommendation on each line item of the budget and each warrant 
article. 

Similar to the budget hearings, the Committee also meets with petitioners, proponents and other interested 
parties, whether in support or opposition of proposed warrant articles that are to be considered at the Spring 
or Fall Town Meetings. After consideration of each warrant article, the Committee votes on its 
recommendation. In certain instances, when an article has no financial implication to the Town, the 
Committee may vote to make "no recommendation" on the article. 

The recommendations of the Committee are published in the Spring and Fall Report Books, which are 
available to residents and Town Meeting Representatives. Additionally, the Report contains financial data 
specific to the Town and other useful information. 

The Finance Committee also has one or more liaisons assigned to all major capital project committees. 
Project Liaisons are responsible for keeping the Committee informed about a project's progress and financial 
status. 

In accordance with the Town Charter, "The duty of Town Meeting Representatives is to keep abreast of town 
business and review materials forwarded to them by the Board of Selectmen and Town Manager. It is 
expected that town meeting members will attend meetings of multiple member bodies, attend hearings held 
by the Finance Committee and actively prepare for each session of the town meeting." The Finance 
Committee both encourages and welcomes attendance and participation of town meeting members and 
residents at any of its meetings. 



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Committee 
Descriptions 



Art and Technology Education Fund (A) 

Members: 7 

Average Number of Meetings: 1 per month 

Terms Begin: June 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The committee works to provide supplemental 

funding to support educational initiatives and 

projects that enhance the curriculum of the 

Chelmsford Public Schools. 

Board of Health (E) 

Members: 3 

Average Number of Meetings: 1 per month 

Term Begins: April 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The Board works to protect the public health of the 

residents. It also has administrative, planning, and 

policy responsibility for health functions of the 

Board of Health Office. 

Board of Registrars (A) 

Members: 3 

Average Number of Meetings: TBD according to 

number of elections in year 

Term Begins: TBD 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The Board is in charge of administering the town 

census, voters' registration, and elections. 

Board of Selectmen (E) 

Members: 5 

Average Number of Meetings: 1 per month 

Term Begins: TBD 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The Board is the Town's body of chief elected 

officials. The powers and duties include 

appointing the Town Manager and many 

committees, issuing certain licenses, enforcing 

special sections of the by-laws, and regulating the 

public ways. 

Capital Planning Committee (A) 

Members: 7 

Average Number of Meetings: TBD 

Term Begins: TBD 

Length of Term: 2 Years 

The Committee studies proposed capital outlay, 

declares rules and regulations, makes 

investigations, and holds public hearings as it 

deems appropriate. 



LEGEND 

(A) Appointed - Complete an application 
form at the Town Manager's Office, Town 
Offices, 50 Billerica Road (978-250-5201) 8:30 
AM to 5:00 PM Monday - Friday 

(E) Elected - Obtain election information at 
the Town Clerk's Office, Town Offices, 50 
Billerica Road (978-250-5205) 8:30 AM to 5:00 
PM Mnnrlav - Friday 



Cemetery Commission (E) 

Members: 3 

Average Number of Meetings: 6 per year 

Term Begins: April 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The Commission plans, operates, and maintains 

the six Town cemeteries as attractive, dignified, 

and appropriate public burial grounds. 

Commission on Disabilities (A) 

Members: 10 

Average Number of Meetings: 1 per month 

Term Begins: June 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The Commission works to deal with all disability 

issues and provide information, referral, guidance, 

coordination, and technical assistance to other 

public agencies and private persons, 

organizations, and institutions engaged in 

activities and programs intended to eliminate 

prejudice and discrimination against persons with 

disabilities. 

Conservation Commission (A) 

Members: 7 

Average Number of Meetings: 2 per Month 

Term Begins: June 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The commission is responsible for ensuring 

protection of wetlands and acquiring, managing, 

and maintaining over 750 acres of conservation 

and Town Forest Land. 

Cultural Council (A) 

Members: 9 

Average Number of Meetings: 1 per month 

Term Begins: June 

Length of Term: 2 Years 

The Council provides public funding for the arts, 

humanities, and interpretive sciences by granting 

funds to individuals and organizations in the 

community. Its duties also include soliciting 

community input and assessing local cultural 

needs. 



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Finance Committee (A) 

Members: 7 

Average Number of Meetings: 1 per week (Sep to 

May) 

Term Begins: June 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The Committee meets with each Town 

Department head, considers the merits of the 

individual budget in terms of the Town's total 

needs and the limits of the total monies available, 

and prepares the final budget recommendations 

for the Annual Town Meeting. 

Historical Commission (A) 

Members: 7 

Average Number of Meetings: 1 per month 

Term Begins: June 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The Commission works to promote the 

preservation, promotion, and development of the 

historical assets of the Town. It conducts research 

to identify places of historical value and actively 

urges other alternatives before destroying a 

historically important building or site. 

Historic District Commission (A) 

Members: 5 

Average Number of Meetings: 1 per month 

Term Begins: June 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The Commission works to preserve and protect 

the buildings and places within the Chelmsford 

Center Historic District. 

Housing Authority (E) 

Members: 5 

Average Number of Meetings: 1 per month 

Term Begins: TBD 

Length of Term: 5 Years 

The Housing Authority works to provide an 

adequate supply of low and moderate income 

housing for Town Residents. 

Middlesex Canal Commission (A) 

Members: 1 

Average Number of Meetings: TBD 

Term Begins: June 

Length of Term: 2 Years 

The Commission works to maintain the Middlesex 

Canal Heritage Park and to inform, inspire, and 

draw the public to this nationally significant 

landmark. 



Members: 5 

Average Number of Meetings: TBD 

Term Begins: June 

Length of Term: 2 Years 

The Personnel Board works in conjunction with the 

Town Manager in developing Personnel Rules and 

Regulations and the classification and 

compensation system of the town. 

Planning Board (E) 

Members: 7 

Average Number of Meetings: 2 per month 

Term Begins: April 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The Board is the regulatory agency most 

responsible for ensuring that development occurs 

in a manner that is beneficial to the Town. It 

enforces several acts and reviews all subdivisions, 

site plans, and the creation of lots on existing 

ways. 

Recycling Committee (A) 

Members: 9 

Average Number of Meetings: TBD 

Term Begins: TBD 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The Committee works to reduce solid waste 

disposal costs by decreasing the quantity of solid 

waste disposed and increasing the quantity of 

recyclables collected. The committee also works 

to increase the number of recycling participants. 

School Committee (E) 

Members: 5 

Average Number of Meetings: 1 per month 

Term Begins: TBD 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The Committee has general charge of the public 

schools of the Town. The powers include 

appointing a superintendent and all other officers 

and employees of the school, and making rules 

and regulations. 

Sewer Commission (E) 

Members: 5 

Average Number of Meetings: TBD 

Term Begins: TBD 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The Commission's objective is to supervise, 

manage, and control the construction of sewer 

lines in town. It also works to complete the 

sewering program that the residents of Chelmsford 

voted for in 1995. 



Personnel Board (A) 



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Sign Advisory Committee (A) 

Members: 7 

Average Number of Meetings: TBD 

Term Begins: June 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The Committee reviews and comments on sign 

permits and applications for other special permits. 

Telecommunications Advisory Committee (A) 

Members: 4 

Average Number of Meetings: TBD 

Term Begins: June 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The Committee monitors the terms and conditions 

of the current cable contract. The members also 

work to assist in the licensing of additional cable 

service providers to enhance the service options 

available to the residents. 

Town Celebration Committee/-*" 1 of July 
Committee (A) 

Members: 5 

Average Number of Meetings: TBD 

Term Begins: June 

Length of Term: 1 Year 

The Committee plans and carries out the annual 

three-day Fourth of July celebration in Chelmsford. 

Town Meeting Representatives (E) 

Members: 162 

Average Number of Meetings: 2 Town Meetings 

and as Needed 

Terms Begin: April 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The representatives work to keep abreast of town 

business and review materials forwarded to 

members by the Board of Selectmen and the 

Town Manager. 

Veterans Emergency Fund Committee (A) 

Members: 9 

Average Number of Meetings: TBD 

Term Begins: June 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The Committee works to provide WWII veterans 

with financial need in the form of material grants 

for food, housing, utilities, etc. 

Water (Chelmsford Center) Commission (E) 

Members: 3 

Average Number of Meetings: TBD 

Term Begins: April 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The Commission oversees the water takers of the 

Center District and regulates the bylaws as it 

deems necessary. 



Water (North) Commission (E) 

Members: 3 

Average Number of Meetings: TBD 

Term Begins: April 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The Commission oversees the water takers of 

North Chelmsford and regulates the bylaws as it 

deems necessary 

Water (East) Commission (E) 

Members: 3 

Average Number of Meetings: TBD 

Term Begins: April 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The Commission oversees the water takers of 

East Chelmsford and regulates the bylaws as it 

deems necessary. 



Zoning Board of Appeals (A) 

Members: 5 

Average Number of Meetings: 2 per month 

Term Begins: June 

Length of Term: 3 Years 

The board hears petitions and applications for 

variances, special permits, comprehensive 

permits, and several other appeals. The Board 

also decides, upon appeal, the application of the 

zoning, subdivision, sign, and building bylaws. 



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Town Manager's Office 

Town of Chelmsford 

50 Billerica Road 

Chelmsford, MA 01824-2777 

(978) 250-5201 

Fax: (978) 250-5252 



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Town 
Meeting Reps 



The Legislative body of the Town of Chelmsford 
is a Representative Town Meeting consisting of 
162 elected representatives from 9 precincts. 
Representatives are elected for a three-year term. 
Following is a listing of all Town Meeting 
Representatives as of the April 2003 election with 
the year indicating when their terms expire. 

PRECINCT 1 



2007 
Brad M. Morgan 
Nancy H. Robinson 
Kathryn Brough 
Barry B. Balan 
Peggy Dunn 
Kathleen A. Tubridy 

2006 

Samuel P.Chase 
Stephanie J. Levell 
James P. Lynch 
Frances T. McDougall 
Michael N. Raisbeck 
Laura C. McGuigan 



2005 



Anthony V. Volpe 
Elizabeth A. McCarthy 
Robert P. Joyce 
Marian D. Currier 
William E. Spence 
Cynthia J. Kaplan 



12 Chatham Rd 

45 Billerica Rd 

14 High St 

54 Boston Rd 

2 Bridge St 

45 High St 

5 Rivermeadow Dr 

189 Acton Rd 

189 Acton Rd 

1 1 Dawn Dr 

85 High St 

9 Brush Hill Rd 



144 Warren Ave 

48 Bartlett St 

103 Turnpike Rd 

181 Littleton Rd #404 

91 Billerica Rd 

22 Bartlett St 



PRECINCT 2 



2007 



Terence M. O'Neil 
Linda H. Dalton 
M. Janice Spence 
Phyllis H. Clark 



873 Wellman Ave 

12 Dartmouth St 

816 Wellman Ave 

1 1 Sharon Ave 



2006 



William F. Dalton 
Janet E.. Murphy 
Jeffrey W. Stallard 
Stanley W. Norkunas 
John W. Thompson 
Charles D. Mullen 



12 Dartmouth St 

348 Wellman Ave 

103Tyngsboro Rd PO 2004 

58 Church St 

14 Arbor Rd 

65 Newfield St 



200S 



George L. Merrill 
Francis G. Miskell 
Bruce J. Harper Sr 
Patricia E. Kahl 
Mary Jo Welch 
Dana R. Yeomans 



108 Dunstable Rd 

38 Groton Rd 

9 Harvard St 

47 Gay St 

3 1 Kennedy Dr 

1 5 Tobin Ave 



PRECINCT 3 



2007 



Robert M. Leavitt 
Jodie L. Murphy 
David W. Hadley 
H. Steve Flynn 
Carol W. Merriam 
Nancy J. Knight 

2006 

James F. Dolan, II 
Harold I. Matzkin 
James P. Spiller 
Alan N. Cote 

Christopher T. Garrahan III 
Judith A. Straeffer 



18 Main St 

70 Jordan Rd 

40 Campers Trail 

13 Dayton St 

8 Lovett Ln 

29 Stonehill Rd 



37 Drexel Dr 

E24 Scotty Hollow Dr 

96 Meadowbrook Rd 

12 DoralDr 

4 Maynard Circle 

5 Barry Dr 



2005 



John P. Emerson, Jr. 
D. Lorraine Lambert 
George R. Dixon, Jr 
Michael F. Curran 
Michael F. McCall 
Thomas E. Moran 



8 Loiselle Ln 

91 Main St 

1 5 Edgelawn Ave 

58 Crooked Spring Rd 

151 Main St 

1 9 Dennison Rd 



Reps will fill at a meeting in October 
Mark T. Connors Resigned May 11, 2004 



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PRECINCT 4 



2005 



2007 
Cathleen H. Latina 
Daniel J. Sullivan, III 
Helen A. Manahan 
Raymonde R. Legrand 
Robert O. Gardner 
James H. Comeau 

2006 

George A. Ripsom, Sr. 
Dennis P. Sheehan 
Sheila E. Pichette 
Linda A. Jones 
Billy L. Martin 
Elizabeth M. Ripsom 



2005 



Scott E. Johnson 
Marlene Cote 
Brian P. Latina 
John G. Coppinger 
Henry A. Houle 
Mark A. House 



1 5 Jessie Rd 

4 Shedd Lane 

26 Muriel Rd 

20 Oak Knoll Ave 

4 McFarlin Rd 

29 Robert Bigelow St 

33 Porter Rd 
61 Moore St 
26 Shedd Ln 
242 Riveneck Rd 
9 Vincent St 
33 Porter Rd 



25 Samuel Rd 

28 Sprague Ave 

15 Jessie Rd 

20 Ansie Rd 

1 Pearson St 

12 Donald Ave 



PRECINCT 5 



2007 
Philip M. Eliopoulos 
Susan Carter Sullivan 
Carol A. Kelly-Suleski 
Charles Wojtas 
Dean Carmeris 
Beverly A. Barrett 



2006 



W. Allen Thomas, Jr. 
Kathryn A. Torres 
Judith A. Tavano 
Patricia Wojtas 
Chris L. Perkins 
David P. McLaughlin 



161 Proctor Rd 

16 Country Club Dr 

8 Buttercup Ln 

24 Elm St 

20 Higate Rd 

3 Delpha Ln 



374 Littleton Rd 

77 Hunt Rd 

7 Lambda Ln 

24 Elm St 

10 Warwick Dr 

110 Garrison Rd 



Kathleen Curran 
Evelyn S. Thoren 
Judith B. Mallette 
Cheryl M. Perkins 
Glenn R. Thoren 
Stephen J. Mallette 



5 Kenwood St 

18PinewoodRd 

1 3 Wedgewood Dr 

10 Warwick Dr 

18PinewoodRd 

1 3 Wedgewood Dr 



RESERVE LIST: 

Matthew D. Thoren 

PRECINCT 6 



2007 



Susan Kupor McHugh 
Janet G. Dubner 
Pamela H. McKenna 
Nancy W. Kaelin 
Donald F. VanDyne 
Edmund N. Roux 

2006 

Judith A. Olsson 
David J. McLachlan 
Glenn L. Doherty 
Stuart G. Weisfeldt 
Marianne J. Paresky 
M. Elizabeth Marshall 



63 Dalton Rd 

46 Dalton Rd 

60 Hornbeam Hill Rd 

22 Fairbanks Rd 

29 Brentwood Rd 

4 Wiggin St 



8 Scott Dr 

5 1 Brentwood Rd 

8 Hillcrest Dr 

8 Leitrim Ln 

10 Smith St 

16 Colonial Dr 



2005 



John P. Kivlan 
Ralph M. Nebalski 
Mary E. Frantz 
Howard J. Hall 
Norman J. Aubert, Jr 
Alexander E. Buck 



123 Dalton Rd 
10 Sunset Ave 
34 Miland Ave 

5 Hillcrest Dr 
14 Hidden Way 

6 Bellevue St 



RESERVE LIST: 

Jeffrey A. Hardy 



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PRECINCT 7 

2007 
Kevin E. Porter 
Bernard A. Ready 
Leonard W. Doolan, III 
John S. Goffin 
R. Kenley Freeman 



2005 



Linda J. Fall 



48 Abbott Lane 
31 Clover Hill Dr 
52 Amble Rd 
19 Cathy Rd 
67 Amble Rd 
225 Littleton Rd #10-1 11 



2006 



Katherine H. Duffett 
Gail F. McCall 
Dwight M. Hayward 
Thomas E. Mills 
Joan D. Morrison 
Thomas R. Fall* 
♦Moved up 4/16/04 
Robert F. Sullebarger 



47 Thomas Dr 

8 Chestnut Hill Rd 

59 Amble Rd 

2 1 Wagontrail Rd 

85 Westford St 

225 Littleton Rd #10-1 11 

resigned 4-16-04 



2005 



Dennis J. Ready 
Pamela L. Armstrong 
Donna L. Ready 
Stratos G.Dukakis 
Peter Dulchinos 
Paul F. Gleason 



2 Abbott Ln 

15 Amble Rd 

2 Abbott Ln 

10 Galloway Rd 

17 Spaulding Rd 

30 Pine Hill Rd 



PRECINCT 8 



2007 

Karen M. DeDonato 
Christine H. Walsh 
Richard J. Day 
Rachael A. Haded 
Ralph J. Hulslander, 
Jr. 

S. George Zaharoolis 

2006 

Carol C. Cleven 
Jodi L. O'Neill 
Alexander W. Gervais 
Mary E. Tiano 
Samuel Poulten 
John E. Abbott 



4 Archambault Way 

17 Old Farm Way 

6 Merilda Ave 

6 Sycamore St 

74 Smith St 
191 Princeton St 



4 Arbutus Ave 
12 Walnut Rd 

5 Arbutus Ave 

1 Spruce St 

16 Berkeley Dr 

384 North Rd 



Deborah Villano 
Angelo J. Taranto 
William C. Curry 
Walter A. Cleven 
Gail T. Zaharoolis* 



10 Gregory Rd 

8 Charlemont Ct 

15 Overlook Dr 

4 Arbutus Ave 

191 Princeton St 



*Moved up replaced J. Johnson 4/9/04 

Jennifer C. Connor ** 2 Sycamore St 

**Reps voted to fill vacancy 4/21/04 

Joyce Johnson Resigned 2/23/04 

Richard Johnson Resigned 2/23/04 

PRECINCT 9 



2007 
Robert P. Mackey 
Barry K. Hamill 
Francis J. Barre 
Donald Philip-S. Elias 
Ednah C. Copenhaver 
James W. Young 



2006 



John M.Shaw, Jr 
Doris M. Briggs 
Arthur Carmen 
J. Stephen Clark 
Matthew X. O'Brien 
Gary A. Mathews 



2005 



Thomas A. Newcomb 
Leonard E. Westgate 
John G. Harrington 
Susan B. Graves 
Will L. Perry 
James L. Hickey 



47 Old Stage Rd 

55 Clarissa Rd 

3 Sandra Dr 

28 Regina Dr 

2 Waco Circle 

39 Cambridge St 



2 Peders PI 

26 Clarissa Rd 

6 Howard Rd 

1 1 Smokerise Dr 

21 Regina Dr 

19 Clarissa Rd 



9 Clarissa Rd 

7 Wildes Rd 

149 Boston Rd 

17 Clarissa Rd 

42 Concord Rd 

104 Kristin Dr Ext 



RESERVE LIST: 

Scott D. Berglund 
Mary A. Gregoire 



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Elected 
Officials 



CHELMSFORD ELECTED OFFICIALS 4/6/04 

CEMETERY COMMISSION 

(3 yr Term - elected) 

Jean R. McCaffery, Chr 

201 Old Westford Rd. 256-5333 2006 



Peter S. Pedulla 
3 1 Brentwood Rd 

Gerald L. Hardy 
1 1 Meehan Drive 



CONSTABLE 



256-7062 2005 



256-6717 2007 



(3 yr Term - elected) 



William E. Spence 

91 Billerica Road 256-4581 2007 

BOARD OF HEALTH (3 yr Term - elected) 

Peter Dulchinos 

17SpauldingRoad 256-5256 2005 



Ann Marie Roark 
9 Natalie Rd 

Earnest Wu 

255 North Rd #28 



256-6614 2006 



256-8976 2007 

HOUSING AUTHORITY (5 yr Term - elected) 

Denise Marcaurelle 

7 Whippletree Rd 256-0942 2005 

Leonard E. Westgate 

7 Wildes Rd 256-3796 2006 



Gail F. Hunter 
8 Buckman Dr 



256-4058 2007 



Mary E. St. Hilaire 

212 Dalton Road 256-0308 2008 

Andrea MacMillan (Govnr Appt) 

28 Warren Ave 455-4276 7/16/2008 



LIBRARY TRUSTEES (3 yr Term - elected) 

Margaret E. Marshall 

2 Draycoach Drive 25 1 - 1 296 2005 

Elizabeth A. McCarthy 

48 Bartlett Street 256-6871 2005 



Eric G. Groves 
2 Wedgewood Dr 

Carol L. Sneden 
4 Laredo Dr 



256-2881 2005 



256-2327 



2006 



Linda K. Hubbard (Appt 7/04) 

7 Ranch Rd 256-1891 2005 

Fill Vacancy 



Patricia Wojtas 
24 Elm St 



256-4989 2007 



Steven P.L. Maloney 

10 King St 256-8538 2007 

Robert F. Sullebarger, Resigned 6/22/04 

MODERATOR (3 yr Term - elected) 

Dennis E. McHugh 

63 Dalton Road 256-6842 2005 

2 Chelmsford Street (office) 256-3330 

PLANNING BOARD (3 yr Term - elected 
Alternate elected 2 yr term) 



Robert C. Morse 
45 Clarissa Road 



256-5147 2005 



Christopher Garrahan, Chr 

4 Maynard Circle 251-3673 2005 

Pamela L. Armstrong 

15 Amble Rd 256-8767 2006 

James P. Good 

4 Burning Tree Lane 256-2686 2006 

Robert P. Joyce, Clk 

103 Turnpike Rd 256-8267 2006 



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PLANNING BOARD (Continue) 



SEWER COM MISSION (3 yr Term - elected) 



Charles Wojtas, VChr 

24 Elm Street 256-9089 



2007 



John F. Souza 
123 Stedman Street 



256-6478 



2005 



Susan C Sullivan 
16 Country Club Dr. 



256-3388 



2007 



Richard J. Day 
6 Merilda Avenue 



251-3382 



2005 



Michael W. Pacitto Alternate 

17 Chestnut Ave 256^379 



2005 



George F. Abely 
87 Swain Road 



251-8472 



2006 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE (3 vrTerm - elected) 



John P. Emerson, Jr. 
8 Loiselle Lane 



251-3654 



2007 



Angelo J. Taranto, Chr 



8 Charlemont Ct 


251-8205 


2005 


Sheila E. Pichette 






26 Shedd Lane 


452-5919 


2005 


Thomas E. Mills 






2 1 Wagontrail Road 


256-3944 


2006 


Kevin E. Porter, Clerk 






48 Abbott Ln 


250-7478 


2007 


Evelyn S. Thoren, V Chr 






1 8 Pinewood Road 


256-1122 


2007 


SELECTMEN 


(3 yr Term 


- elected) 



Barry B. Balan 

54 Boston Road #10 



256-8234 



2007 



Stuart G. Weisfeldt, Chr 

8 Leitrim Lane 256-7902 



2005 



William F. Dalton 
12 Dartmouth Street 



251-3259 



2006 



Philip M. Eliopoulos, VChr 

161 Proctor Rd 256-2388 



2006 



Thomas A. Newcomb, Clerk 

9 Clarissa Rd 256-4748 



2007 



Michael F. McCall, 
1 5 1 Main Street 



251-3157 



2007 



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Town 
Directory 



TOWN DEPARTMENTS & SERVICES 



Accounting 250-5215 

Assessor 250-5220 

Board of Appeals 250-5231 

Building Inspector 250-5225 

Cemetery 250-5245 

Conservation Commission 250-5247 

Council on Aging / Senior Center 251-0533 

Dog Officer 256-0754 

Fire Department 256-2541 

All Other Fire Business 250-5267 

Gas Inspector 250-5225 

Health Department 250-5241 

Highway Department 250-5270 

Garage 250-5271 

Housing Authority 256-7425 

Libraries: 

Adams 256-5521 

McKay 251-3212 

Personnel 250-5288 

Planning Board 250-5231 

Plumbing Inspector 250-5225 

Police Department 256-2521 

Recreation Commission 250-5262 

School Administration 251-5100 

Selectmen 250-5201 

Sewer Commission 250-5233 

Supt. of Public Bldgs 250-5249 

Town Clerk 250-5205 

Town Engineer / Dir. Public Works 250-5228 

Town Manager 250-5201 

Treasurer/Tax Collector 250-5210 

Veterans' Agent 250-5238 

Waste/Recycle 250-5203 



COMMUNITY VISION STATEMENT 

The Town of Chelmsford strives to be a fiscally stable urban community providing the residents and businesses with 
a clean environment and a high quality of living. The Town will plan, construct and maintain all public facilities or 
public works infrastructure to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of all persons. The Town strives to offer an 
equitable tax structure to residents and businesses alike. The Town places a high value on the educational 
curriculum. The Town will foster an atmosphere conducive to the development and promotion of cultural, 
recreational, and educational opportunities to all the residents of the community. 

Adopted, Board of Selectmen July 1993 

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COMMU NITY PHONE NUMBERS 



UTILITIES & OTHER USEFUL NUMBERS 

Cable TV— AT&T ComCast 888-663-4266 

Citizen Info Service (Secretary of State) 800-392-6090 

Chelmsford Forum Ice Skating Rink 978-670-3700 

KeyspanGas 800-548-8000 

Local Access — Chelmsford TeleMedia Corp 978-251-5143 

Massachusetts Electric 800-322-3223 

Post Office (Center Chelmsford) 978-256-2670 

Post Office (North Chelmsford) 978-251-3146 

Registry of Motor Vehicles 800-858-3926 

Trash— Russell Disposal 888-870-8882 

Verizon Phone Service 800-870-9999 

Water Districts 

Center District 978-256-2381 

East District 978-453-0121 

North District 978-251-3931 

STATE & FEDERAL OFFICIALS 

U.S. Senator John Kerry 617-223-2742 

U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy 617-223-2826 

U.S. Congressman Martin Meehan 978-459-0101 

State Senator Susan Fargo 617-722-1572 

State Representative Cory Atkins (Precincts 1,9) 617-722-2040 

State Representative Thomas A. Golden Jr. (Precincts 2,6,8) 617-722-2575 

State Representative Geoffrey D. Hall (Precincts 3,5,7) 617-722-2320 

State Representative David Nangle (Precinct 4) 617-722-2230 



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